Item 12b - Unitary Development Plan - appendix 2 Final by wuzhenguang

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   CAPS           Objector         Policy                                Objection                           Response to objection                                       Action Required
 Reference         Name           Number
                                               Paragraphs 1.13-1.14. Objects to references to Sustainability English Nature have agreed to withdraw this objection,      Adjust text in Chapter1
                                               Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment Policies pending re-assessment by the Council's consultants
81/1           English Nature Section 1
226/1          Nexus          Section 2        Paragraph 2.2f. Supports inclusion of transport policies      Noted                                                       Updated and retained
                                               Objects to paras 2.2-2.4 on grounds of lack of clarity and    Update paragraphs to reflect changed status and             Update text
                                               conflict with national policy                                 transitional arrangements under which the plan is being
104/1          GONE              Section 2                                                                   produced
                                               Paragraph 4.2. Inadequate SEA                                                                                             Consultants are
                                                                                                                                                                         updating and
                                                                                                                                                                         amending the SEA/SA
                                                                                                                                                                         and will aim to meet
                                                                                                                                                                         SEA Directive
                                                                                                                                                                         requirements.
81/3           English Nature Section 4                                                                      Withdrawn following round-table meeting (24/2/05)
                                               Paragraph 5.3-5.4. Objects to references to Sustainability    English Nature have agreed to withdraw this objection,      Minor adjustment to
                                               Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment Policies     pending re-assessment by the Council's consultants          text in Chapter 5
81/11          English Nature Section 5
                                               Paragraph 5.7.Objects to proposal of an annual monitoring     Section 35 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act      Updated and retained
                                               report                                                        requires local authorities to produce a monitoring report
                                                                                                             annually. The Council does monitor housing completions
               Taylor                                                                                        on a quarterly basis , however, and information can be
593/5          Woodrow           Section 5                                                                   supplied on request.
                                                                                                             Section 35 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act
                                                                                                             requires local authorities to produce a monitoring report   Rewrite paragraphs to
                                                                                                             annually. The council does monitor housing completions      reflect statutory
               Taylor                          Paragraph 5.7. Object to proposal for the annual monitoring   on a quarterly basis, however, and information can be       requirement to monitor
593/5          Woodrow           Section 5     report. Monitoring reports should be on a quarterly basis     supplied on request.                                        plan's performance.
               Countryside
56/6           Agency            Section 5     Supports approach to monitoring                               Noted                                                       Retain




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  CAPS         Objector       Policy                             Objection                                               Response to objection                        Action Required
Reference       Name         Number
                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and          The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use    quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
            RFCA Naval                 as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS       order to make an iconic design statement and the
589/4       Reserve Base STR1          Calliope                                                         retention of this building would compromise this.           No change.
                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and          The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use    quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
            DN Resser                  as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS       order to make an iconic design statement and the
590/4       (Royal Navy)    STR1       Calliope.                                                        retention of this building would compromise this.           No change.
                                       Supports the Policy                                              Noted                                                       STR1 retained. Areas
                                                                                                                                                                    defined in supporting
            Countryside                                                                                                                                             text remain unaltered.
56/1        Agency          STR1
            Countryside                                                                                 This issue is addressed specifically in Environment and
56/2        Agency          STR1       Objects to omission of rural diversification policy              retail policies relating to the countryside                 The issue is addressed in the Plan
            Countryside                Objects to omission of policy to expand rural shopping           This issue is addressed specifically in Environment and
56/3        Agency          STR1       facilities                                                       retail policies relating to the countryside
            Countryside                                                                                 This issue is addressed specifically in Environment and
56/4        Agency          STR1       Objects to omission of dual and multi-use policy                 retail policies relating to the countryside
                                       Supports the Policy                                              Noted                                                       STR1 retained with
                                                                                                                                                                    additional information
            Countryside                                                                                                                                             in support of the policy
56/5        Agency          STR1
                                                                                                                                                                    Retain MetroCentre as
                                                                                                     This is an area of significant change and development          an AAP - provide
            Inter Ikea                 Inappropriate for MetroCentre to be treated as an Action Area
642/4                     STR1                                                                       potential. Information in relation to development of           additional detail
            Centre UK Ltd              Plan given extremely limited detail provided in the UDP
                                                                                                     Metrocentre has been expanded.                                 regarding this potential
                                                                                                                                                                    in the text
246/1       UK Coal         STR1       Omission. Company's land at Marley Hill which should be an
            Mining                     Area Action Plan.                                          Disagree with comment . Site not suitable for housing development.
                                       Para 4.9 - Blaydon Shopping Centre - plan should include                                                                     Amend text to state
                                                                                                         Reject - the centre is allocated as an Area Action Plan,
649/1       Hepher Dixon    STR1       specific allocation to include detailed development control                                                                  Council's objectives
                                                                                                         which assumes development potential
                                       criteria rather than generally discussing proposals for this site                                                            for Blaydon
642         RPS (Peter      STR1       Remove MetroCentre from STR1 and AAP. Very limited               Updated and added to supporting text of MetroCentre         Chapter 4 added and
            Walden) Ikea               detailed.                                                        from AAP.                                                   updated text of
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308/1       Ward             STR1      Amend green belt boundary, include land in settlement            Reject. The Policy identifies the key areas in which the      No change.
            Haddaway)Wa                envelope, policy on exceptional; development, promotion of       Council considers sustainable communities should be
            rd Brothers                jobs and tourism development on land south of Greenside)         supported as a matter of priority. The site is not suitable
            (Plant Hire) Ltd                                                                            for development as it lies within the green belt .

                                       Paragraphs 4.8 and 4.9 should refer to the importance of         The paragraphs are re-numbered but emphasise the role Re-write and re-
            UK Land                    regenerating the centre and that retail growth will be used to   of Blaydon                                            number as
623/9       Estates         STR1       strengthen the lower tier centres                                                                                      paragraphs.
            UK Land                    Supports the Policy                                              Noted                                                 STR1 retained
623/8       Estates         STR1
            George                     Paragraph 4.6. Support development at Kibblesworth.              Noted                                                         Expand and re-
609/2       Wimpey          STR1                                                                                                                                      number paragraphs
                                       Paragraph 4.7. Objects to inclusion of Chopwell. Kibblesworth The Council will continue to support the sustainable             STR1 retained with
                                       is better related to the urban area                           development of both communities                                  additional information
            George                                                                                                                                                    in support of the policy
609/3       Wimpey          STR1
                                       Paragraph 4.10. Objects to omission of reference to cycles at The reference is included                                        Include reference to
            Heather Evans              para 4.10 in relation to the Derwent West Bank site                                                                            cycles in appropriate
57/1        (CTC)         STR1                                                                                                                                        paragraph
                                       Reference to Blaydon-Newburn bridge should be consistent                                                                       Amend paragraph
57/1        Heather Evans STR1         as a pedestrian & cycle bridge.                                  Agree                                                         4.10
                                       Object to use of" adequate", requiring the policy to read " to   The policy conveys its meaning clearly and has not            STR1 retained
                                       ensure that an appropriate spatial distribution of development   attracted any objection from the Secretary of state on this
            English                    achieves sustainable development objectives"                     basis
80/1        Heritage        STR1
                                       Paragraph 4.14. Supports the Policy                              Noted                                                         The text has been
                                                                                                                                                                      updated to reflect
            English                                                                                                                                                   progress in the central
80/2        Heritage        STR1                                                                                                                                      area
                                       The wording of the Policy should be widened to reflect the       The policy conveys its meaning clearly and has not            STR1 retained
                                       wider agenda of delivering sustainable communities               attracted any objection from the Secretary of state on this
            Highways                                                                                    basis. Additional material is supplied in support of the
457/1       Agency          STR1                                                                        policy
                                       Supports the Policy                                              Noted                                                       STR1 retained. Areas
                                                                                                                                                                    defined in supporting
            Taylor                                                                                                                                                  text remain unaltered.
593/1       Woodrow         STR1
                                       Paragraph 4.9. Objects on the basis that the plan should not     The Action Area plan shows the area of the district           Appropriate paragraph
                                       reflect a prospective planning application. It should            shopping centre, covered by policies RCL 1 and 6, now         updated and amended
                                       incorporate a specific allocation or set out detailed            redrafted as 1 and 5. The paragraph has also been
649/1       Hepher Dixon    STR1       development control criteria                                     updated and amended




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                                       Paragraph 4.10. Objects to the omission of nature               The issue is addressed in revisions to the plan               Appropriate paragraph
                                       conservation included in the proposed diversification on the                                                                  updated and amended
81/4        English Nature STR1        periphery
                                       Paragraph 4.4. The settlements identified should               The sequence of development of sites is now identified in Appropriate support
                                       demonstrate how they were identified in relation to RPG1       the plan. Additional information is also provided on the    material and
            North East                 Policies DP1 and DP2                                           nature of development envisaged and its sustainability.     appendices updated
410/3       Assembly        STR1                                                                                                                                  and amended
                                       Policy demonstrates sequential approach to specific            RPG1 (now RSS) provides the basis of an approach to Sufficient context to
                                       development. There is no central policy or approach to the     sequential development of all land. This is carried forward the sequential
                                       sequential approach for all land uses                          in the Submission Draft of emerging RSS as Policy 3         approach is provided
            North East                                                                                                                                            in existing and
410/2       Assembly        STR2                                                                                                                                  emerging RSS.
                                       Paragraph 7.2. Objects on the basis that there should be                                                                   New policy J4
                                       more focus on accessibility by public transport                                                                            addresses sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                  employment issues
226/11      Nexus           STR2                                                                      GDC and T policies address this issue.
                                       The policy is too restrictive. The retention of employment     The policy is amended slightly to accommodate mixed         Amend STR2 to
                                       sites solely for employment uses should be reviewed.           use in secondary employment sites. The retention of         accommodate mixed
                                                                                                      primary sites is central to the plan's strategy.            use on secondary
255/12      BT PLC          STR2                                                                                                                                  employment sites.
                                       The policy should be expanded to accord with national and      The policy is retained but additional material is provided Additional information
            Highways                   regional guidance in respect of sustainable locations.         in the plan's appendices to indicate the location and       supplied at Appendix 2
457/2       Agency          STR3                                                                      sequence of development
                                       Objects to maximisation of urban capacity sites. There will be The policy is retained but additional material is provided Additional information
                                       other sustainable sites which could make provision within the in the policy's justification to indicate that not all       supplied in justification
            Ward Bros                  plan                                                           development is focused upon brownfield land                 of the policy
308/2       (Plant Hire) Ltd STR3
                                       Objects to overemphasis of high density housing                 The policy is retained on the basis that it is accord with    Additional information
                                                                                                       national policy. The Secretary of State has not objected      supplied in justification
                                                                                                       to its content                                                of the policy
581/1       Mr T Proud      STR3
                                       Policy demonstrates sequential approach to specific             RPG1 (now RSS) provides the basis of an approach to           Additional information
                                       development. There is no central policy or approach to the      sequential development of all land. This is carried forward   supplied in justification
                                       sequential approach for all land uses. Policies STR3,4 and 7    in the Submission Draft of emerging RSS as Policy 3.          of the policy. STR3, 4
                                       should be merged or better integrated.                          STR 3, 4, and 7 retained.                                     and 7 retained as
                                                                                                                                                                     discrete policies
                                                                                                                                                                     addressing
            North East                                                                                                                                               components of the
410/4       Assembly        STR3                                                                                                                                     strategy.




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                                       Objects to lack of flexibility in approach to greenfield land    The policy is retained on the basis that it is accord with   Additional information
                                                                                                        national policy. The Secretary of State has not objected     supplied in justification
                                                                                                        to its content. The plan allocates a proportion of           of the policy
            George                                                                                      greenfield land, without excessive reliance over the plan
609/4       Wimpey          STR3                                                                        period
                                       Paragraphs 4.21-4.23. Reference to a five year supply is not     The relevant paragraphs now align to national policy.        Additional information
                                       in accordance with national policy                                                                                            supplied in justification
            Ward Bros                                                                                                                                                of the policy
308/3       (Plant Hire) Ltd STR3
            Taylor                     Supports the policy                                              Noted                                                       STR4 retained with
593/2       Woodrow          STR4                                                                                                                                   minor change
                                       Objects to concentration on Market Renewal Area, as              The intention to focus attention on the BNG area is in line STR4 retained with
                                       opposed to urban areas. There is a need for inward               with Government policy and the Secretary of State has       minor change
                                       investment in surrounding villages                               not objected to the policy. Investment in other areas and
            Ward Bros                                                                                   settlements is not precluded by the policy.
308/4       (Plant Hire) Ltd STR4
            English                     Good design principles should apply to all housing schemes, The policy applies to the spectrum of housing density            STR4 retained with
80/3        Heritage         STR4      including medium density developments                                                                                         minor change
                                       Objects to the absence of housing developments in            The policy does not preclude housing development in              STR4 retained with
                                       settlements like Greenside                                   other areas. It identifies the Council's priorities and          minor change
581/2       Mr T Proud      STR4                                                                    indicates where these lie in broad terms.
                                       Supports the policy.                                         Noted                                                            STR5 amended to
                                                                                                                                                                     reflect revised
            Taylor                                                                                                                                                   demolition
593/3       Woodrow         STR5                                                                                                                                     assumptions.
            George                     Supports the policy, but only to the extent of meeting, not      The policy is clear                                          STR6 retained
609/6       Wimpey          STR6       exceeding need
                                       Objects to limited greenfield development which could            The policy reflects national policy in relation to greenfield STR7 retained
            George                     provide for wider housing demand, has good access to public      development.
609/7       Wimpey          STR7       transport and would contribute to regeneration
            George                     Supports the policy                                              Noted                                                        STR7 retained
609/7       Wimpey          STR7
            Taylor                     Supports the policy.                                             Noted                                                        STR7 retained
593/4       Woodrow         STR7
                                       Objects to the omission of wording indicating that greenfield    The meaning of the policy is clear. Other parts of the plan STR7 retained
            Highways                   sites will only be used where no suitable brownfield locations   indicate that greenfield development only occurs where
457/3       Agency          STR7       are available.                                                   brownfield options are not available
                                       Objects to the absence of housing developments in                The policy does not preclude housing development in          STR7 retained
                                       settlements like Greenside                                       other areas. It clarifies that locations must be sustainable
581/3       Mr T Proud      STR7




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                                     The Company object to the proposed greenfield development          Further correspondence from the company indicates they STR7 retained
                           STR7 Para at Kibblesworth and consider brownfield land at Marley Hill to     no longer wish to pursue their objection to the
246/2       UK Coalmining 4.29       be preferable                                                      Kibblesworth site.
                                     Strongly support policy to promote a reduced reliance on the
226/2       Nexus          STR8      private car and increasing sustainable options.                    Note support                                                No action
                                     It should encourage integration of sustainable forms of
            Newcastle City           transport via means of cross-boundary harmonisation of
39/16       Council        STR8      entitlement and provision of traffic regulation orders.            Not a strategic issue, or really a development plan issue   No action
            Highways
457/4       Agency         STR8      Support policy                                                     Note support                                                No action

57/2        Heather Evans STR8         Support policy                                                   Note support                                                No action

609/10      George Wimpy STR8          Support the policy in encouraging sustainable travel             Note support                                                No action
                                       Confusion between text and map as text refers to three areas
                                       but only one park and ride site is identified on map. Size of    The text of policy T12 (re-numbered from T13), the main
            Newcastle City             land requirement and capacity should be stated and should        UDP proposals map and the area action plans contain a
39/17       Council        STR9        be cross-correlated with T13.                                    range of sites that are consistent with this policy         No action
            Highways
457/5       Agency         STR9        Support policy                                                   Note support                                               No action
                                       Object - reword to reflect PPG6/RPG1 - to give priority to       Accept - the term "provide for development at              Amend STR10 -
            Highways                   retail and leisure development in existing town centres rather   MetroCentre" is incorrect                                  change to "support the
457/6       Agency          STR10      than MetroCentre                                                                                                            role of"
                                       Object - Policy not clearly worded/potential conflict with       Accept - the policy states "provide for development at the Amend STR10 -
                                       RPG1, PPS6 by encouraging further out of centre                  MetroCentre" - this is too direct and could be             change "provide for
            Newcastle City             development at MetroCentre                                       misconstrued                                               development" to
39/21       Council        STR10                                                                                                                                   "support the role of"
                                       Support STR10 and Part 2 Policies and RCL2                       Noted                                                      Amend STR10 -
            North East                                                                                                                                             change to "support the
410/5       Assembly        STR10                                                                                                                                  role of"
                                       Support for STR10                                                Noted                                                      Amend STR10 -
                                                                                                                                                                   change to "support the
282/1       Tesco Stores    STR10                                                                                                                                  role of"
                                       Support for STR11 and encouraging sustainable patterns of        Noted                                                      STR11 retained, but re-
            Highways                   travel                                                                                                                      worded for clarification
457/7       Agency          STR11
                                       Support for STR11 and encouraging development in suitable Noted                                                              STR11 retained, but re-
                                       locations                                                                                                                    worded for clarification
282/2       Tesco Stores    STR11




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                                       Support for STR11 and specifically recognition of Blaydon         Noted                                                      STR11 retained, but re-
            UK Land                                                                                                                                                 worded for clarification
623/10      Estates         STR11
                                       Support                                                           Noted                                                      STR12 retained with
81/6        English Nature STR12                                                                                                                                    minor change
                                       Object to second sentence which should be changed to bring        The policy is clear in its application to open space       STR12 retained with
                                       in-line with PPG17 (to utilise areas of surplus open space for                                                               minor change
620/1       Sport England STR12        playing pitches where appropriate)
                                       (This objection should be to STR1, as in the written version)
                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and           The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use     quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
            RFCA Naval                 as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS        order to make an iconic design statement and the
589/4       Reserve Base STR15         Calliope.                                                         retention of this building would compromise this.          No change.
                                       Object - amend to include reference to PPG3 - which               Accept - policy can be more specific                       Amend policy STR15 -
                                       identifies more specifically that high density living should be                                                              refer to public
            Highways                   promoted in highly accessible locations                                                                                      transport, walking and
457/8       Agency          STR15                                                                                                                                   cycling
                                       (This objection should be to STR1, as in the written version)
                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and           The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use     quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
            DN Resser                  as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS        order to make an iconic design statement and the
590/4       (Royal Navy)    STR15      Calliope.                                                         retention of this building would compromise this.          No change.
                                       Support for STR16 & para 4.39                                     Noted                                                      STR16 retained and
81/8        English Nature STR16                                                                                                                                    reworded
                                       Support for STR16                                                 Noted                                                      STR16 retained and
81/7        English Nature STR16                                                                                                                                    reworded
            English                    Object - policy should refer to "assets" as opposed to sites      Accept                                                     STR16 retained and
80/4        Heritage       STR16                                                                                                                                    reworded
                                                                                                         The policy provides a strategic context for dealing with
                                                                                                         contamination in Gateshead. Its purpose is not to give
            Ward Brothers                                                                                                                                           STR17 retained - no
308/5                        STR17     Does not make removal of contamination explicit.                  explicit instructions about the removal of contamination
            (Plant Hire) Ltd                                                                                                                                        change
                                                                                                         This is dealt with in other policies in the Environment
                                                                                                         Chapter.
81/9        English Nature STR17       Paragraph 4.42. Support nature conservation as beneficial                                                                    No action required.
                                       use of Land.                                                      None required
            UK Coal                    Support STR17 & para 4.41                                         Noted                                                      STR17 retained
246/4       Mining          STR17
            UK Coal                    Support STR17                                                     Noted                                                      STR17 retained
246/3       Mining          STR17




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247/5       RMC(UK)         STR18      Paragraph 4.43. Wish to see preferred areas or areas of                                                                        Policy amended but
                                       search identified.                                             Not accepted in relation to this policy, but is dealt with in   supporting text retains
                                                                                                      the minerals and waste chapter. The Council maintains           reference to six
                                                                                                      its approach to safeguarding specific sites, rather than        safeguarded sites.
                                                                                                      general areas of search.
236/1       Northumbrian    STR19      It is important that sewage treatment facilities are located   Each case would be decided on its merits and blanket            No change.
            Water Ltd                  where they can best meet the needs of customers and the        exceptions cannot be made. In addition, this in not the
                                       increasingly stringent treatment and discharge regulations. In appropriate place to address this in the plan.
                                       some instances the best location for sewage treatment works
                                       conflict with other planning objectives eg green belt.Where
                                       this is the case the environmental benefits that are derived
                                       from permitting new or improved treatment facilities provides
                                       the necessary exceptional circumstances to justify
                                       development.

236/1       Northumbrian    STR19      Support
            Water                                                                                       None required.                                                No action
            Highways                   Support for STR21                                                Noted                                                         STR21 retained -
457/9       Agency          STR21                                                                                                                                     slightly reworded
                                       Planning agreements should be used to secure funding for         Reject - inappropriate level of detail for strategic policy   STR21 retained -
                                       creation and management of nature conservation features.                                                                       slightly reworded
81/10       English Nature STR21
            Northumbrian               Support for policy                                               Noted                                                         STR21 retained -
236/2       Water          STR21                                                                                                                                      slightly reworded
                                       Object/suggest - broadening policy to include other land         Accept - the uses referred to are given as examples and       STR21 retained -
                                       uses, including indoor facilities where appropriate              are therefore not exhaustive. Supporting text gives           slightly reworded
620/2       Sport England STR21                                                                         additional consideration.




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  CAPS         Objector       Policy                              Objection                                               Response to objection                     Action Required
Reference       Name         Number
                                       Objects on the grounds that the policy is contrary to national    The policy is re-written into four policies to reduce    Re-write GDC1 to
                                       policy. The policy should be amended to be positive toward        complexity and avoid duplication                         GDC1-4
                                       development . Criterion vii on open space provision is unduly
255/13      BT PLC          GDC1       restrictive
                                       Policy H1 conflicts with national and regional planning policy.   The policy is re-written into four policies to reduce    Re-write GDC1 to
                                       The policy is too long and detailed and overlaps with             complexity and avoid duplication. The policies are       GDC1-4
                                       coverage elsewhere in the plan. The policy also refers to         intended to provide a development control checklist,
                                       parking standards which are unclear in their application          avoiding the need to repeat them in each chapter.
104/2       GONE          GDC1
            Highways                   Supports the policy generally, but requests re-wording of         New policy GDC 4 is re-worded to accommodate the         Re-write GDC1 to
457/10      Agency        GDC1         criterion xxv to include adverse impact                           request                                                  GDC1-4
            Heather Evans              Objects to the omission of reference to the recommendations       The policy is re-written to accommodate interim policy   Re-write GDC1 to
57/3        (CTC)         GDC1         of the Cycling Strategy                                           advice                                                   GDC1-4
                                       Objects to xi of the policy which does not address Protected      The policy is re-worded to expand the description of     Re-write GDC1 to
81/13       English Nature GDC1        Species in sufficient detail                                      Protected Species                                        GDC1-4
                                       Support elements (iii), (vii), (xi) and (xiv) of the policy       Noted. The plan still addresses these issues.            Re-write GDC1 to
81/12       English Nature GDC1                                                                                                                                   GDC1-4
                                       Objection relates to PO1 and PO2 and is dealt with                See objections to PO1 and PO2
226/3       Nexus           GDC1       accordingly
            Ward                       Support the policy in its omission of reference to settlement     Noted. The plan still addresses these issues.            Re-write GDC1 to
            Bros(Plant                 boundaries.                                                                                                                GDC1-4
308/6       Hire) Ltd       GDC1
                                       Objects that this is too much of a catch-all policy               The policy is re-written into four policies to reduce    Re-write GDC1 to
581/4       Mr T Proud      GDC1                                                                         complexity and avoid duplication                         GDC1-4
                                       Objects to the limitation on car parking under xxix, as this      The policy is retained                                   Re-write GDC1 to
            Inter Ikea                 impacts on the safe and effective operation of development                                                                 GDC1-4
642/3       Centre UK Ltd GDC1         and does not meet the needs of customer
                                       Objects to GDC1(vii) and wants change to "incorporates            Landscape and open space elements are retained in the    Re-write GDC1 to
            Alan D                     landscaping/open space that is in character with the area".       re-written policy                                        GDC1-4
597/13      Johnson         GDC1
                                       Objects to the omission at GDC1(xvi) of "would not give rise Flood risk elsewhere is included in the re-written policy.    Re-write GDC1 to
            Environment                to unacceptable harm or risk of flooding or increase flood risk                                                            GDC1-4
85/1        Agency          GDC1       elsewhere"
            Alan D                     Objects to the inclusion of item (ix) - energy efficiency in    The policy in relation to energy efficiency is retained    Re-write GDC1 to
597/12      Johnson         GDC1       design                                                                                                                     GDC1-4
            Alan D                     Objects, requiring the removal of "natural habitats" from       The policy in relation to natural habitats is retained     Re-write GDC1 to
597/14      Johnson         GDC1       GDC1(vii)                                                                                                                  GDC1-4




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                                         welcome criteria, but object that (iii) does not address impact   The policy is re-written to incorporate "setting" in (iii) and   Re-write GDC1 to
            English                      beyond the development site boundary. (xxv) should be re-         "or" in (xxv)                                                    GDC1-4
80/5        Heritage         GDC1(iii)   worded "environment or amenity"
                                         Object to the phrasing of GDC1(iv)-open space and refer to        The Council has commissioned an assessment of open               Re-write GDC1 to
                                         Paragraph 10 of PPG 17, relating to assessment of open            space, has revised its standards and amended its                 GDC1-4
620/3       Sport England GDC1(iv)       space.                                                            policies accordingly
                                         Support                                                                                                                            None
81/12       English Nature   GDC1(vii)
85/1        Environment      GDC(xvi)    Include wording "increased floodrisk elsewhere."                  Accept -                                                         Amend policy.
            Agency
85/1        Environment      GDC1(xvi) GDC1 and para xvi omission "increased floodrisk elsewhere" Accept comment.                                                           Policy amended.
            Agency
236/3       Northumbrian     PO1         Omission of water sewage treatment or add confirm covered. Reject - This is covered by the policy.                                 None
            Water
251/5       Quarry           PO1         Policy is ultra vires. Reword to change from requirement to       Reject - Policy and government guidance allow Council to None
            Products                     negotiation. Rewording suggested.                                 require where necessary to make development
            Association                                                                                    acceptable.
            (QPA)
                                         Principles set out might benefit from revenue support for         The meaning of the policy is clear                               PO1 retained with
226/3       Nexus         PO1            public transport                                                                                                                   slight amendment
            Highways                     Support                                                           No change                                                        None
457/11      Agency        PO1
620/4       Sport England PO1            Support                                                           No change                                                        None
                                         Support                                                           No change                                                        None
81/14       English Nature   PO1 (e)
            English          PO1 and     Support                                                           No change                                                        None
80/6        Heritage         6.3
81/15       English Nature   PO2         Planning obligations must also relate to the extent of loss of    Reject - not appropriate to mention this alone of possible None
                                         or impact on any nature conservation interests.                   specific impacts of a development.
581/5       Mr T Proud       PO2         Mechanism and actual cost should be included in                   Reject - SPG an appropriate mechanism                      None
                                         development plan not SPG.
                                         Principles set out might benefit from revenue support for         The meaning of the policy is clear                               PO2 retained with
226/3       Nexus          PO2           public transport                                                                                                                   slight amendment
115/5       Haddrieck Hall MU            Object to the non-allocation of land at Sunniside, known as Reject - Green Belt. Inappropriate allocation in terms of              None
            Estates                      "Kindred Wood", for a mix of uses comprising a supermarket, local and national policy for any of these uses, with the
                                         a garage, a library, a health centre, and a children's play possible exception of the play park; no resources or
                                         park.                                                       identified priority within the Council justifying allocation of
                                                                                                     the latter.
            Highways                     Potential impact on A1 Western By-Pass - scope for capacity Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/12      Agency        MU1            improvements - contributions.                               zone of influence of the trunk road network                     New policy - GDC5
620/5       Sport England MU1            Support                                                     No change                                                       None




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                                                                                                       Reject - Retail development at this site has been refused
576/1       JR Adams        MU2         Hannington Works - include retailing as a suitable after-use                                                             No action required
                                                                                                       and dismissed at inquiry
                                        Would like to see leisure and/or tourism added as permitted
641/1        RPS            MU2                                                                        Reject - contrary to PPS6/is an out of centre location      No action required
                                        uses(s)
                                                                                                    Links and contributions to general public transport
                                                                                                    services is dealt with by other policies within the Plan and
                                     Contribution towards MetroCentre shuttle service is            don't need to be repeated here - links & contributions to
                                     welcomed. Commitment to look at role of other local services the MetroCentre shuttle bus is a specific issue for this
226/4       Nexus           MU2      would be welcomed.                                             site.                                                          No action
            Highways                 Potential impact on A1 Western By-Pass - scope for capacity Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/13      Agency          MU2      improvements - contributions.                                  zone of influence of the trunk road network                    New policy - GDC5
236/9       Northumbria     MU2,     Concern that displacement of what have traditionally been      This seems a reasonable comment and it may impact on           Reference to issue
            Water           MU3,     employment areas will place undue pressure on foul sewage phasing.                                                            made in GDC1
                            MU14 and infrastructure. Want recognition of this issue in connection
                            MU15     with mixed use sites and a commitment to early and full
                                     consultation to ensure that the implications of this issue are
                                     fully taken into account tin the planning process.

            Highways                    Potential impact on A1 Western By-Pass - scope for capacity    Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/14      Agency          MU3         improvements - contributions.                                  zone of influence of the trunk road network               New policy - GDC5
            Highways                    Potential impact on A1 Western By-Pass - scope for capacity    Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/15      Agency          MU4         improvements - contributions.                                  zone of influence of the trunk road network               New policy - GDC5
607/01      Miller Homes    MU 4        Land between Mandela Way and Pyeroy site should be             Sites assessed by urban capacity study and not identified No change.
            LTD                         included within MU4 mixed use.                                 as probable or marginal site suitable for residential
                                                                                                       development within revised 2004 urban capacity study.
                                                                                                       Some evidence of demand as employment use at land
                                                                                                       East of Costco through submitted planning application.
                                                                                                       Chapter 7 refers to qualitative assessment. Employment
                                                                                                       allocation and Dunston PEA boundary retained.

            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/16      Agency          MU5         Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.     zone of influence of the trunk road network                 New policy - GDC5

                                                                                                                                                                   Reference to potential
                                        Clarification of Metro Vent and Metro Tunnel (construction                                                                 development
226/6       Nexus           MU6         constraints)                                                   Agreed                                                      constraints included
            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/17      Agency          MU6         Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.     zone of influence of the trunk road network                 New policy - GDC5
                                                                                                       Links and contributions to public transport services is
                                        Omission of other local bus services as well as Quayside       dealt with by other policies within the Plan and don't need Point relating to bus
226/7       Nexus           MU7         Transit.                                                       to be repeated here.                                        services removed




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            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/18      Agency          MU7        Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.      zone of influence of the trunk road network                   New policy - GDC5
                                                                                                       Links and contributions to public transport services is
                                       Omission of other local bus services as well as Quayside        dealt with by other policies within the Plan and don't need   Point relating to bus
226/8       Nexus        MU8           Transit.                                                        to be repeated here.                                          services removed
            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/19      Agency       MU8           Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.      zone of influence of the trunk road network                   New policy - GDC5
589/1       Hindmarsh    MU8           The base should be protected to secure its status as a naval    Reject - The Council is upgrading the appearance of this      No change.
            and Partners               base so as not to compromise its future of HMS Calliope         area in order to make an iconic design statement and
            RFCA Naval                                                                                 retention of this building would compromise this.
            Reserve Base

                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and         The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use   quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
            RFCA Naval                 as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS      order to make an iconic design statement and the
589/1       Reserve Base MU8           Calliope                                                        retention of this building would compromise this.             No change.
                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and         The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use   quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
            DN Resser                  as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS      order to make an iconic design statement and the
590/1       (Royal Navy)    MU8        Calliope.                                                       retention of this building would compromise this.             No change.
638/3       CPS Haulage     MU9        Wish to extend boundary of MU9 to include their site.           Reject. This site lies within the Primary Employment Area     No change.
                                                                                                       and is required for employment purposes.
                                                                                                       Links and contributions to public transport services is
                                       Omission of other local bus services as well as Quayside        dealt with by other policies within the Plan and don't need   Point relating to bus
226/9       Nexus           MU9        Transit.                                                        to be repeated here.                                          services removed
            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/20      Agency          MU9        Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.      zone of influence of the trunk road network                   New policy - GDC5
            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/21      Agency          MU12       Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.      zone of influence of the trunk road network                   New policy - GDC5
            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/22      Agency          MU13       Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.      zone of influence of the trunk road network                   New policy - GDC5
            Highways                                                                                   Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/23      Agency          MU14       Potential significant impact on strategic highway network.      zone of influence of the trunk road network                   New policy - GDC5

                                       Support possibility of surface car parking being permissible
226/10      Nexus           MU17       use as it would support park & ride at Pelaw station            Note support                                                  No action




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                                                                                                   Reject. The housing sites included in the plan were the
                                       Objects to omission of a new mixed use site (to be numbered subject of individual assessment of their suitability for
                                       MU18) for business and residential development on the basis housing purposes. The site in question is suitable for
                                       that the site has been previously developed and would       employment uses.
622/6       Concept 2000 MU18          enhance the pathfinder area.                                                                                            No change.




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  CAPS      Objector         Policy                              Objection                             Response to objection                                      Action Required
Reference    Name           Number
591/1     Wineanton        JE1         Omission, Jobs and Employment chapter: requires policy on       Added sustainable economic development policy. Policy      Added new policy JE4
                                       operational development/employment to allow extension or        links to the renewal and reuse of previously developed     Chapter 7
                                       intensification of an existing industrial or commercial use     land and buildings within established industrial and
                                       within the reasonable curtilage of a site.                      commercial estates and support of office (B1a) in
                                                                                                       Gateshead town centre in line with emerging RSS and
                                                                                                       PPS 6.
255/11      BT PLC         JE1/STR1 Primary Employment Areas too restrictive in line with PPG 3. Insert text to defend employment allocation in context of Added supporting text
                                                                                                 PPG3 para 42a. Demonstrate the process undertake in to Policy JE1 and JE2
                                                                                                 terms of 'up to date review of employment land that has (Chapter 7)
                                                                                                 realistic prospect of being taken up for its stated use in
                                                                                                 plan period' formed basis of allocation of mixed use,
                                                                                                 residential and employment sites. Insert reference to
                                                                                                 support of regional and local economic development
                                                                                                 strategies as housing development would need to
                                                                                                 demonstrate non employment use would not undermine
                                                                                                 economic strategies. Insert reference to quantitative and
                                                                                                 qualitative assessment of employment allocation, refer to
                                                                                                 Urban Housing Capacity study and future requirement to
                                                                                                 undertake an update employment land review as per
                                                                                                 ODPM guidance.


606/2       B&Q plc        JE1         Too restrictive - allow no alternative development other than   Revised the appropriate uses of JE1. Supported by             Changed policy JE1
                                       Class B uses. Suggest alternative use: shopping/retail          PPS1 the following wording has been added to the              and added supporting
                                                                                                       policy: 'Exceptions may be made for complementary uses text (Chapter 7)
                                                                                                       A1, A2, A3, A5, D1, (less than 200sq m) where local
                                                                                                       need is demonstrated' in order to support community
                                                                                                       facilities such as creches and convenience stores, in
                                                                                                       order to meet the needs of the workers of employment
                                                                                                       site and thereby reduce the need to travel, develop
                                                                                                       linkages between uses and improve the vitality of the
                                                                                                       employment areas. Exceptions may be made for hotels
                                                                                                       within East Gateshead PEA as an edge of centre location
                                                                                                       to service the Quays. The supporting text will make
                                                                                                       reference to provision for ancillary retail i.e. functionally
                                                                                                       linked to primary employment use. Policy JE1 added
                                                                                                       insert 'exceptions may be made for car showrooms within
                                                                                                       PEAs subject to a number of criteria.




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485/1       Akzo Nobel     JE1         Non-inclusion leisure, hotel and car showroom. RPG1             Revised the appropriate uses of JE1. Supported by             Changed policy JE1
                                       argues mix of sustainable economic uses. Shortage of            PPS1 the following wording has been added to the              and supporting text
                                       leisure and hotel facilities for residents and visitors. Some   policy: 'Exceptions may be made for complementary uses (Chapter 7)
                                       PEAs are generators of large volumes of traffic, business       A1, A2, A3, A5, D1, (less than 200sq m) where local
                                       people and customers and extensive uses such as provide         need is demonstrated' in order to support community
                                       good location for extensive uses such as car showrooms          facilities such as creches and convenience stores, in
                                       which are not suited to town centres.                           order to meet the needs of the workers of employment
                                                                                                       site and thereby reduce the need to travel, develop
                                                                                                       linkages between uses and improve the vitality of the
                                                                                                       employment areas. Exceptions may be made for hotels
                                                                                                       within East Gateshead PEA as an edge of centre location
                                                                                                       to service the Quays. The supporting text will make
                                                                                                       reference to provision for ancillary retail i.e. functionally
                                                                                                       linked to primary employment use. Policy JE1 added
                                                                                                       insert 'exceptions may be made for car showrooms within
                                                                                                       PEAs subject to a number of criteria.




634/1       The Co-        JE1         Site's inclusion within PEA is overly restrictive confining     Given the objections raised by the Environment Agency       Deleted allocation
            operative                  future uses to B1, B2 and B8. Because of the environmental      to flood risk and English Nature regarding detrimental      JE2.4 and added
            Group                      constraints applying to this site, uses other than Class B      impact upon hydrology on SSSI Shibdon Pond and              Policy MU20 and add
            Property                   should be permitted on this site (West of Dewenthaugh           protected species, site has been re-allocated to mixed      supporting text
            Division                   Road).                                                          use (B1, B2 and open space), incorporating flooding and     (Chapter 6)
                                                                                                       ecological buffer (MU20). Discussions were undertaken
                                                                                                       with Co-op, Environment Agency and English Nature,
                                                                                                       which fed into policy revision.

640/1       Evans of     JE1           Policy is restrictive. Suggest it is altered to allow bulky goods Leisure use is a permitted in mixed use sites and town    Changed policy JE1
            Leeds                      retailing, car showrooms and leisure.                             centre, not suitable for PEAs. Policy JE1 has been        and added supporting
            (Dewenthaugh                                                                                 revised to include a number of exceptions to make the     text (Chapter 7)
            Industrial                                                                                   policy more flexible.
            Estate)




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627/1       City and       JE1         Excludes leisure and hotels from PEAs (Derwent West Bank Primary Employment Area policy inconsistent with                  Deleted allocation
            Northern                   JE2.7)                                                   submission of planning application submitted office led           JE2.6 and JE2.7,
                                                                                                development with hotel, creche and regional distribution          revised boundary of
                                                                                                centre which is subject to holding direction by Highways          Blaydon/Derwenthaug
                                                                                                Agency due to congestion on A1. A criteria based                  h PEA JE1.2 and
                                                                                                sequential approach to tourist facilities will be applied in      added MU23 (Chapter
                                                                                                accordance with PPS 6 and revised JE5/JE1 once the                6)
                                                                                                plan is adopted, therefore the hotel element would be
                                                                                                inappropriate on employment site. The site has therefore
                                                                                                been re-allocate to mixed use for B1, B2 and B8, creche
                                                                                                and hotel (MU23) to prevent a departure from the plan if
                                                                                                the above planning application is granted.


636/1       The Space     JE1          Policy too inflexible in respect of types of uses considered     Policy JE1 made more flexible in terms of 'exceptions     Changed Policy JE1
            Station,                   acceptable within PEAs, particularly given over-supply of        may be made for complementary uses A1, A2, A3, A5,        and added supporting
            Brewery Lane,              employment land in Gateshead. Policy should be amended           D1, (less than 200sq m) where local need is               text (Chapter 7)
            Felling                    to include residential, retail and leisure uses as acceptable    demonstrated'. Supporting text of JE2 outlines that
                                       changes of use where they meet with the objectives of the        employment land provision is in general conformity with
                                       Newcastle-Gateshead Pathfinder. Also suggest JE1 is              the emerging RSS and outlines that there may be a
                                       expanded to cover individual circumstances of each site          potential shortfall in the Tyne and Wear employment
                                       rather than a blanket policy covering all PEAs.                  provision. North Felling and Bill Quay Development
                                                                                                        Framework assessed Felling PEA and continues to
                                                                                                        identify site as proposed business/employment site and
                                                                                                        existing employment site.
638/1       CPS Hanlage    JE1         Too restrictive and contrary to national policy guidance, no     Added to supporting text to take account of PPG 3         Changed Policy JE1
            Tyneside Ltd               evidence of thorough review of employment polices nor a site     amended para 42a. Supporting text of JE2 refers to        and added supporting
                                       specific assessment of the suitability of employment sites in    quantitative and qualitative assessment of the            text (Chapter 7)
                                       line with PPG3 advice. Should be amended to allow more           employment allocation, refer to Urban Housing Capacity
                                       flexibility on land uses in PEAs to reflect current Government   study and future intention to undertake an update
                                       advice. .                                                        employment land review as per ODPM guidance. Expand
                                                                                                        introduction to refer to economic strategies that support
                                                                                                        the employment land provision. Revised Policy JE1 ie.
                                                                                                        exceptions may be made for complementary uses A1,
                                                                                                        A2, A3, A5, D1, (less than 200sq m) and car showrooms.




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638/2       CPS Hanlage    JE1         PEA boundary which is inappropriate due to changed                  Considerable investment has been made to improve the Boundary of East
            Tyneside Ltd               circumstances in Gateshead Quays areas. Seeking alteration          aesthetics of PEA.A planning permission has been          Gateshead PEA JE1.6
                                       to PEA boundary to exclude their client's land as indicated in      granted for adjacent mixed use site. It is advantageous unchanged
                                       attached map (Mill Rd/Hawks Rd). Mixed use more                     to retain site within PEA to prevent further expansion of
                                       appropriate transitional area as contribute to streetscene and      mixed use and safeguard loss of land for employment to
                                       complementary link too Baltic Business Park and Gateshead           support the re-use and adaption of PEA given
                                       Quays.                                                              importance of Newcastle Gateshead employment base at
                                                                                                           heart of Tyne and Wear City Region.


557/2       Peter Duff  JE1            Portobello Industrial Estate to extended to A1M                     Reject- retain as green wedge.                               Boundary of
            Tyneside                                                                                                                                                    Portobello PEA JE1.9
            Caravan                                                                                                                                                     unchanged
624/2       BAE Systems JE1            Primary Employment Area- Birtley. Policy too inflexible and         Revised Policy JE1 ie. exceptions may be made for            Changed Policy JE1
            and Albion                 would not allow any surplus land in PEA to be developed.            complementary uses A1, A2, A3, A5, D1, (less than            and added supporting
            Chemicals                  Suggested amendment.                                                200sq m) and car showrooms.                                  text (Chapter 7)
                                       Primary Employment Areas more restrictive than previous
                                       policy in permitting alternative uses to regenerate the land.

625/1       Yuill Group    JE1         Inclusion of South Shore One site within PEA seeking a              The refusal of planning permission at appeal (09 June        Boundary of East
                                       boundary change and treatment of site as suitable for mixed         2005) for mixed use development at Sterling House,           Gateshead PEA JE1.6
                                       use development.                                                    South Shore (1453/02) supports JE1 policy position. The      unchanged and JE1
                                                                                                           inspector accorded with Policy R6 of the Adopted UDP         revised
                                                                                                           and supported the employment policy objectives of
                                                                                                           safeguarding the employment potential and increasing
                                                                                                           employment densities within the East Gateshead PEA.
                                                                                                           Boundary unaltered.
85/3        Environment    JE1.2       Blaydon Derwenthaugh allocated for Economic Development.            Re-allocated site to mixed use due to constraints of flood   Deleted allocation
            Agency                     Objection due to loss and impact on SNCI and impact on              risk zone 2, hydrological links to Shibdon Pond SSSI and     JE2.4 and added
                                       flooding. -West of Derwenthaugh Road Employment Site                Shibdon Meadows SNCI. Site re-allocated for mixed use        Policy MU20 and
                                       JE2.4 is identified as within Zone 3C i.e. functional flood plain   (MU20) (B1, B2 and open space), in corpora ting              supporting text
                                       where the built development is wholly exceptional. The site         flooding mitigation measures and ecological buffer           (Chapter 6)
                                       lies below the River Tyne tide level, the watercourse along         (MU20). Discussions were undertaken with Co-op,
                                       the site has potential for tidal flooding and the site floods       Environment Agency and English Nature, which fed into
                                       regularly. Any development could raise flood risk in adjacent       policy revision.
                                       areas as flood water would be displaced. The objection also
                                       related to the proposed loss and impact upon the Shibdon
                                       Meadows Site of Nature Conservation Importance.




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577/1       Mr Russ Gray JE1.6         Opposes allocation as East Gateshead Primary Employment       Proposed extension of CentreLink and QuaysLink will    No direct action taken
                                       Areas due to: parking and service problems, poor public       improve public transport and reduce parking problems.
                                       transport and accessibility not attractive for employees,     Recent investment has been made to improve the
                                       appearance tired and run down and derelict.                   landscaping and signage. East Gateshead PEA
                                                                                                     important role to play in Newcastle Gateshead
                                                                                                     employment centre supporting Tyne and Wear City
                                                                                                     Region Development Programme. Anticipated potential
                                                                                                     for adaption and renewal e.g. evidence of re-
                                                                                                     development of former Kelvin Works office development.
                                                                                                     JE 1 states exceptions may be made for hotels in East
                                                                                                     Gateshead PEA, to support tourist and conference
                                                                                                     development on Quays.

104/3       GONE           JE2         Conflicts with national and regional policies. RPG policies   Insert supporting text of JE2 reference to regional              Insert paragraphs
                                       EL1, EL2 and DP1.                                             employment land assessments that informed the                    Chap 2 and Chap 7,
                                       EL1 - Regional Employment Land Survey - sites assessed as     emerging Regional Spatial Strategy, regarding regional           changed supporting
                                       RELS. Apply to new sites not existing carried forward.        and sub regional context of employment land provision,           text of JE2 and
                                       EL2 - Re-assessment of employment land allocations. Little    projected over supply in North East and undersupply in           amended Appendix 1
                                       or no evidence to bringing sites forward.                     Tyne and Wear for period to 2021. Insert reference in            and proposals map by
                                       DP1 - Sequential approach. Approach in DP1 not adhered to.    Part I and introduction of support text reference to             adding SEA sites
                                       Greenfield needs further allocation/justification.            economic strategies, Northern Way, Tyne and Wear City            JE2.30 and JE2.31
                                       PPG12 - Annex A                                               Region, Regional Economic Strategy, Tyne and Wear                and mixed use sites
                                       Relationship between JE1, JE2, JE3, JE4, JE5, ENV35 and       Economic Strategy. Insert supporting text regarding              indicative employment
                                       mixed use policies (e.g MU1-17) not clear on land coming      process undertaken in re-assessment of employment                allocation
                                       forward.                                                      land allocations relating to changes to PPG 3. Inserted
                                       PPG3 - Further conflict with national policy and JE2          within introduction justification for type and distribution of
                                                                                                     sites. Inserted within supporting text of JE2 grand total of
                                                                                                     employment land provision not just PEAs i.e. PEAs,
                                                                                                     SEAs and indicative employment allocation of mixed use
                                                                                                     sites, and amended Appendix 1.


308/8       Ward Bros      JE2         Site at Low Greenside should be designated as Secondary       Reject - site in Green Belt, would be inappropriate              No action taken
            (Plant Hire)               Employment Area                                               allocation in terms of local and national policy and
            LTD and Mr                                                                               existing supply of employment land
            Les Clark
308/7       Ward Bros      JE2         Site at Low Greenside should be designated as Primary         Reject - site in Green Belt, would be inappropriate              No action taken
            (Plant Hire)               Employment Area                                               allocation in terms of local and national policy and
            Ltd and Mr Les                                                                           existing supply of employment land
            Clark




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631/2       Terry Coult    JE2         Allocation of part of Shibdon Meadow SNCI set a precedent        Re-allocated site to mixed use due to constraints of flood   Deleted allocation
                                       for developing SNCI. Otters and great crested newts on site      risk zone 2, hydrological links to Shibdon Pond SSSI and     JE2.4 and added
                                       European protected and require appropriate mitigation as per     Shibdon Meadows SNCI. Site re-allocated for mixed use        Policy MU20 and
                                       habitats regs.                                                   (MU20) (B1, B2 and open space), in incorporating             supporting text
                                                                                                        flooding mitigation measures and ecological buffer           (Chapter 6)
                                                                                                        (MU20). Discussions were undertaken with Co-op,
                                                                                                        Environment Agency and English Nature, which fed into
                                                                                                        policy revision.
636/2       The Space     JE2          It does not provide sufficient justification for the amount of   Quantitative justification supporting text for JE2.          Added supporting text
            Station,                   land allocated for Primary Employment uses.                                                                                   to Policy JE1 and JE2
            Brewery Lane,                                                                                                                                            (Chapter 7)
            Felling
637/1       J. T.         JE2          Request site is removed from Employment Site allocation          Site not identified as probable or marginal housing site     Added supporting text
            Thompson                   (JE2.8) North of Metrocentre, land at Handy Drive. Lack of       within Urban Capacity Study 2004. Supporting text of JE2     to introduction of
                                       evidence of meeting amendments of PPG3, site review.             explains the quantitative conformity of UDP with             Chapter 7. Boundary
                                       Transitional housing development outside Pathfinder has          emerging RSS. In addition, introduction explains the         of JE2.8 unchanged.
                                       potential to integrate with Pathfinder and residential and       potential shortfall of employment land supply in Tyne
                                       commercial development, relate no less acceptable than           and Wear to 2021 and importance river corridor
                                       H3.21 and H3.22 in sequential terms. Housing allocation          development JE2.8 aligned for RSS, Tyne and Wear City
                                       sympathetic neighbour to SNCI and wildlife corridor. Handy       Region Development programme and Tyne and Wear
                                       Drive has been vacant for approx 10 years and actively           Economic Strategy. Supporting text refers qualitative
                                       marketed for 2 years.                                            assessment of industrial sites for housing through the
                                                                                                        urban capacity study. It anticipated to undertake an
                                                                                                        employment land review to meet the requirements of
                                                                                                        PPG3 42a. In light of amended PPG3 42A must be able
                                                                                                        to demonstrate that the site has a realistic prospect of
                                                                                                        take up for employment use over the period of the plan.
                                                                                                        A number of planning applications have been submitted
                                                                                                        at land East of Costco.


457/24      Highways       JE2         Impact singularly and cumulatively of allocated economic     Cross reference JE4 to DC4 which seeks to address                Added supporting text
            Agency                     development site on strategic highway network particularly   mitigation measures of congestion on A1 and A194.                for JE4 and cross
                                       MetroCentre, Follingsby and Baltic Business Park on A1 and                                                                    referenced to DC4
                                       A194. Council should explore the impact of proposed sites on
                                       strategic highway network assessment impact and inform
                                       requirements for development to contribute to improvements.
                                       Council reassesses JE2 sites or works with Agency.




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597/19      Alan D         JE2         Omission of large employment site adjacent to Angel View           Inappropriate site within greenbelt. Greenbelt boundary is Chapter 11 revised
            Johnson                    Inn suitable for inward investment.                                to remain. Insert reference employment land provision for ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                                                                                          inward investment within supporting text regarding range 57)
                                                                                                          of large sites i.e. Baltic Business Quarter within
                                                                                                          Gateshead and insert reference in Part I STR2 policy
                                                                                                          regarding Tyne Wear Park.
597/20      Alan D         JE2         Omission of large employment site off road to Springwell           Inappropriate site within greenbelt. Greenbelt boundary is Chapter 11 revised
            Johnson                    Village at Wrekenton suitable for inward investment.               to remain. Insert reference employment land provision for ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                                                                                          inward investment within supporting text regarding range 57)
                                                                                                          of large sites i.e. Baltic Business Quarter within
                                                                                                          Gateshead and insert reference in Part I STR2 policy
                                                                                                          regarding Tyne Wear Park.
85/10       Environment    JE2.1       Newburn Bridge.                                                    Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates        Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     Site is within the indicative flood risk area as detailed on       Environment Agency's alternative criteria that takes     ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       agency flood zone maps issued to your council on 28 June           account of: requirements for flood risk assessment.      57)
                                       2004. The site lies within zone 3/2 as described in para 30 of     Supporting text refers to Environment Agency's updated
                                       PPG 25. Development on this area may increase the flood            Flood Zone Maps and historic food maps, standing
                                       risk to people and property on the site and in the surrounding     advice and future intention to undertaking of Tyne
                                       area. PPG25 advises that al development within the                 Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       floodplain should have a FRA appropriate to the size, use
                                       and location of the development in order to fully assess flood
                                       risk.

85/15       Environment    JE2.10      Lancaster Road - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative flood   Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates        Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     risk area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued to          Environment Agency's alternative criteria that takes     ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone 3/2        account of: requirements for flood risk assessment.      57)
                                       as described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this             Supporting text refers to Environment Agency's updated
                                       area may increase the flood risk to people and property on         Flood Zone Maps and historic food maps, standing
                                       the site and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al        advice and future intention to undertaking of Tyne
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA                Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.




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85/18       Environment    JE2.12      Derwentwater Road - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative      Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrated        Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     flood risk area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued       Environment Agency's alternative criteria that takes     ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       to your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone         account of: requirements for flood risk assessment.      57)
                                       3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this         Supporting text refers to Environment Agency's updated
                                       area may increase the flood risk to people and property on         Flood Zone Maps and historic food maps, standing
                                       the site and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al        advice and future intention to undertaking of Tyne
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA                Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.


85/19       Environment    JE2.13      Dukes Way - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative flood risk   Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates        Chapter revised
            Agency                     area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued to your          Environment Agency's alternative criteria that takes     ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone 3/2 as          account of: requirements for flood risk assessment.      57)
                                       described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this area           Supporting text refers to Environment Agency's updated
                                       may increase the flood risk to people and property on the site     Flood Zone Maps and historic food maps, standing
                                       and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al                 advice and future intention to undertaking of Tyne
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA                Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.


85/20       Environment    JE2.15      Queensway/Third Avenue - Flood risk. Site is within the            Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates        Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     indicative flood risk area as detailed on agency flood zone        Environment Agency's alternative criteria that takes     ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       maps issued to your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies         account of: requirements for flood risk assessment.      57)
                                       within zone 3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25.                 Supporting text refers to Environment Agency's updated
                                       Development on this area may increase the flood risk to            Flood Zone Maps and historic food maps, standing
                                       people and property on the site and in the surrounding area.       advice and future intention to undertaking of Tyne
                                       PPG25 advises that al development within the floodplain            Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       should have a FRA appropriate to the size, use and location
                                       of the development in order to fully assess flood risk.

85/21       Environment    JE2.16      Fifth Avenue Business Park - Flood risk. Site is within the        Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates          Chapter revised
            Agency                     indicative flood risk area as detailed on agency flood zone        Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       maps issued to your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies         takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       within zone 3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25.                 assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       Development on this area may increase the flood risk to            Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       people and property on the site and in the surrounding area.       maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       PPG25 advises that al development within the floodplain            of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       should have a FRA appropriate to the size, use and location
                                       of the development in order to fully assess flood risk.




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85/22       Environment    JE2.17      Eastern Avenue/Station Approach - Flood risk. Site is within       Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates          Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     the indicative flood risk area as detailed on agency flood         Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       zone maps issued to your council on 28 June 2004. The site         takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       lies within zone 3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25.            assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       Development on this area may increase the flood risk to            Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       people and property on the site and in the surrounding area.       maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       PPG25 advises that al development within the floodplain            of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       should have a FRA appropriate to the size, use and location
                                       of the development in order to fully assess flood risk.

85/23       Environment    JE2.18      Kingsway South/Eleventh Avenue - Flood risk. Site is within        Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates          Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     the indicative flood risk area as detailed on agency flood         Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       zone maps issued to your council on 28 June 2004. The site         takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       lies within zone 3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25.            assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       Development on this area may increase the flood risk to            Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       people and property on the site and in the surrounding area.       maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       PPG25 advises that al development within the floodplain            of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       should have a FRA appropriate to the size, use and location
                                       of the development in order to fully assess flood risk.

85/28       Environment    JE2.19      Baltic Business Park - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative   Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates          Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     flood risk area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued       Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       to your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone         takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this         assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       area may increase the flood risk to people and property on         Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       the site and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al        maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA                of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.

85/11       Environment    JE2.2       Cowen Road South                                                   Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates          Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     As with 85/10. Review allocation in light of flood risk. Site is   Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       within the indicative flood risk area as detailed on agency        takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       flood zone maps issued to your council on 28 June 2004.            assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       The site lies within zone 3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG       Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       25. Development on this area may increase the flood risk to        maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       people and property on the site and in the surrounding area.       of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       PPG25 advises that al development within the floodplain
                                       should have a FRA appropriate to the size, use and location
                                       of the development in order to fully assess flood risk.




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85/12       Environment    JE2.3       Patterson Street.                                                  Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates            Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     As with 85/10 - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative flood    Environment Agency's alternative criteria that takes         ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       risk area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued to          account of: requirements for flood risk assessment.          57)
                                       your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone 3/2        Supporting text refers to Environment Agency's updated
                                       as described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this             Flood Zone Maps and historic food maps, standing
                                       area may increase the flood risk to people and property on         advice and future intention to undertaking of Tyne
                                       the site and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al        Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.

            Environment    JE2.4       West of Derwenthaugh Road - The site lies below the River          Re-allocated site to mixed use due to constraints of flood   Deleted allocation
            Agency                     Tyne Tide level of 4.33m AOD (Level includes climate               risk zone 2, hydrological links to Shibdon Pond SSSI and     JE2.4 and added
                                       change and refers to Scotswood Bridge). The watercourse            Shibdon Meadows SNCI. Site re-allocated for mixed use        Policy MU20 and
                                       along the edge of the site provide a potential for tida flooding   (MU20) (B1, B2 and open space), in corporating flooding      supporting text
                                       as it connects to the Tyne. In addition the site itself is shown   mitigation measures and ecological buffer (MU20).            Chapter 6
                                       as lying in Flood Zone 3 and floods from the watercourse.          Discussions were undertaken with Co-op, Environment
                                       Visits to the site indicate that it floods regularly and as such   Agency and English Nature, which fed into policy
                                       has                                                                revision.
                                       been modified to include additional drains / ditches to
                                       manage the
                                       flooding. As such the site could be designated as Zone 3C in
                                       accordance
                                       with PPG25 which advises against development in such
                                       zones.
                                       The impact of development could, in addition, raise flood risk
                                       in
                                       adjacent areas as flood water is displaced to existing at risk
                                       development.


634/2       The Co-        JE2.4       West of Dewenthaugh Road - de-allocate this site as                Re-allocated site to mixed use due to constraints of flood   Deleted allocation
            operative                  employment site take account of the development                    risk zone 2, hydrological links to Shibdon Pond SSSI and     JE2.4 and added
            Group                      constraints of site, although alternative uses Clarify             Shibdon Meadows SNCI. Site re-allocated for mixed use        Policy MU20 and
            Property                   boundary SNCI on proposals map.                                    (MU20) (B1, B2 and open space), in corporating flooding      supporting text
            Division                                                                                      mitigation measures and ecological buffer (MU20).            Chapter 6
                                                                                                          Discussions were undertaken with Co-op, Environment
                                                                                                          Agency and English Nature, which fed into policy
                                                                                                          revision. Amended proposals map SNCI boundary to
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81/16       English Nature JE2.4       West of Derwenthaugh Road - Do not think that the need for Re-allocated site to mixed use due to constraints of flood           Deleted allocation
                                       development should take precedence over nature             risk zone 2, hydrological links to Shibdon Pond SSSI and             JE2.4 and added
                                       conservation interests on the site and Shibdon Pond SSSI.  Shibdon Meadows SNCI. Site re-allocated for mixed use                Policy MU20 and
                                                                                                  (MU20) (B1, B2 and open space), in corporating flooding              supporting text
                                                                                                  mitigation measures and ecological buffer (MU20).                    Chapter 6
                                                                                                  Discussions were undertaken with Co-op, Environment
                                                                                                  Agency and English Nature, which fed into policy
                                                                                                  revision.

85/16       Environment    JE2.6       Derwenthaugh Road - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative      Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57) integrates           Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     flood risk area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued       Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       to your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone         takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this         assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       area may increase the flood risk to people and property on         Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       the site and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al        maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA                of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.

627/2       City and       JE2.7       Restriction in JE2.7 Derwent West Bank which excludes              Primary Employment Area policy inconsistent with             Deleted allocation
            Northern                   leisure and hotel uses. Site is within the indicative flood risk   submission of planning application submitted for office      JE2.6 and JE2.7,
                                       area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued to your          led development with hotel, creche and regional              revised, boundary of
                                       council on 28 June 2004.                                           distribution centre which is subject holding direction by    Blaydon/Derwenthaug
                                                                                                          Highways Agency due to congestion on A1. A criteria          h PEA JE1.2 and
                                                                                                          based sequential approach to tourist facilities will be      replace with MU23
                                                                                                          applied in accordance with PPS 6 once the plan is            Chapter 6.
                                                                                                          adopted, therefore the hotel element would be
                                                                                                          inappropriate on an employment site. The site has
                                                                                                          therefore been re-allocate to mixed use for B1, B2 and
                                                                                                          B8, creche and hotel (MU23) to prevent a departure from
                                                                                                          the plan if the above planning application is granted.


85/17       Environment    JE2.7       Derwent West Bank - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative      Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57) integrates             Deleted allocation
            Agency                     flood risk area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued       Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that        JE2.6 and JE2.7,
                                       to your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone         takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk   revised, boundary of
                                       3/2 as described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this         assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment            Blaydon/Derwenthaug
                                       area may increase the flood risk to people and property on         Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food           h PEA JE1.2 and
                                       the site and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al        maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking    replace with MU23
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA                of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.            Chapter 6.
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.




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142/1       Church       JE2.8         Allocation should be deleted and replaced with a mixed use        Site assessed by urban capacity study and not identified North of MetroCentre
            Commissioner               site allocation in common with MetroCentre AAP.                   as probable or marginal site suitable for residential      employment allocation
            s                                                                                            development within revised 2004 urban capacity study.      JE 2.8 unchanged
                                                                                                         Identification of North of MetroCentre for tourism
                                                                                                         development has been removed from tourism policy
                                                                                                         (JE4/new JE5) as inconsistent with a sequential
                                                                                                         approach to many tourism developments as per PPS6,
                                                                                                         replaced with criteria based policy. North of MetroCentre
                                                                                                         site important large employment site along river corridor,
                                                                                                         which is a spatial priority of Draft RSS, Tyne Wear
                                                                                                         Economic Strategy and Tyne Wear City Region
                                                                                                         Development Programme. Demand as employment use
                                                                                                         demonstrated through development such as Watermark.


607/3       Miller Homes   JE2.8       Land between Mandela Way and Pyeroy site should be                Sites assessed by urban capacity study and not identified   North of MetroCentre
            LTD                        deleted from the Primary Employment Area should be                as probable or marginal site suitable for residential       employment allocation
                                       included in MU4. The land either side of the colliery road for    development within revised 2004 urban capacity study.       JE 2.8 unchanged.
                                       mixed use apply equally to the area between Mandela Way           Some evidence of demand as employment use following         Boundary of Dunston
                                       and the Pyeroy site.                                              submission of planning applications on land east of         PEA JE1.3
                                                                                                         Costco. Reference made to this qualitative assessment       unchanged.
                                                                                                         within supporting text of policy JE2. Employment
                                                                                                         allocation and Dunston PEA boundary retained.


85/13       Environment    JE2.8       North of Metrocentre                                              Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57) integrates           Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     As with 85/10 - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative flood   Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       risk area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued to         takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       your council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone 3/2       assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       as described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this            Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       area may increase the flood risk to people and property on        maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       the site and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al       of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.




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85/14       Environment    JE2.9       Cross Lane - Flood risk. Site is within the indicative flood risk   Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57) integrates           Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     area as detailed on agency flood zone maps issued to your           Environment Agency's alternative criteria policy that      ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                       council on 28 June 2004. The site lies within zone 3/2 as           takes account of: incorporates requirements for flood risk 57)
                                       described in para 30 of PPG 25. Development on this area            assessment. Supporting text refers to Environment
                                       may increase the flood risk to people and property on the site      Agency's updated Flood Zone Maps and historic food
                                       and in the surrounding area. PPG25 advises that al                  maps, standing advice and future intention to undertaking
                                       development within the floodplain should have a FRA                 of Tyne Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
                                       appropriate to the size, use and location of the development
                                       in order to fully assess flood risk.


606/3       B&Q plc        JE3         Too restrictive - allow no alternative development other than       Boundary of Sands Industrial Estate Secondary                Revised boundary of
                                       Class B uses. Suggest alternative use: shopping/retail.             Employment Area JE3.4 altered to only include the            JE3.4
                                       Need to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative need.              Council owned workshop units and exclude B+Q, Lidl
                                       Policy needs to be clear that if an employment is not               site, retail warehouse and proposed housing site, given
                                       occupied within a reasonable period of time, other uses,            the existing retail led activity and housing development.
                                       including retail should be considered if evidence is supplied
                                       regarding PPG3 amendments. (Sands Ind Est - Swalwell).


308/8       Ward Bros      JE3         Proposed employment site between Crawcrook and                      Reject - site in Green Belt, would be inappropriate       No action taken
            (Plant Hire)               Greenside located within greenbelt south of existing                allocation in terms of local and national policy and
            LTD and Mr                 residence at Low Greenside within greenbelt to support the          existing supply of employment land. Retained green belt
            Les Clark                  rural economy, managed growth of village and local                  boundary. Local rural employment land provision for
                                       employment opportunities.                                           Crawcrook and Greenside area met by JE3.2 SEA
                                                                                                           Stargate Industrial Estate and JE3.1 High Spen Industrial
                                                                                                           Estate.
630/1       Lidl UK GmbH JE3.4         Sands industrial Estate as Secondary Employment Area.               Boundary of Sands Ind Estate Secondary Employment       Revised boundary of
                                       Bespoke Concrete Products. Lidl have acquired it and intend         Area JE3.4 altered to only include the Council owned    JE3.4
                                       to apply for planning permission for retail uses. Therefore         workshop estate and exclude B+Q, Lidl site, retail
                                       wish site to be excluded from SEA.                                  warehouse and proposed housing site, given the existing
                                                                                                           retail led activity and housing development.
304/1       Mr W R         JE3.6       Waterfront at Bill Quay- omission of land as mixed use site.        Reduced area covered by SEA to Fairfield Industrial          Add MU 22 (Chapter
            Chapman                    To consider current allocation and provide justification as         Estate, in accordance with the North Felling and Bill Quay   6) and revise
                                       appropriate. Deplidated, steep topography, visually                 Development Framework and Pathfinder studies.                boundary of
                                       prominent site, better suited as marina for leisure and             Proposed residential development with commercial use         Secondary
                                       recreation and housing (like St Peters Basin), lack of demand       along river frontage. Added mixed use allocation for         Employment Area
                                       for light industry and warehouse, disjointed form isolated          residential, business, retail and restaurants & cafes uses   JE3.6 Fairfield
                                       dwellings and public houses.                                        (MU 22).                                                     Industrial Park




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570/2       Mrs Norma      JE3.6       Jobs, Employment Bill Quay Riverside. Boundary should be         Reduced area covered by SEA to Fairfield Industrial Est,   Add MU 22 (Chapter
            Flint                      modified to exclude part of S.E.A east of Fairfield Park.        in accordance with the North Felling and Bill Quay         6) and revise
                                                                                                        Development Framework and Pathfinder studies.              boundary of
                                                                                                        Proposed residential development with commercial use       Secondary
                                                                                                        along river frontage. Added mixed use allocation for       Employment Area
                                                                                                        residential and business, retail and restaurants & cafes   JE3.6 Fairfield
                                                                                                        (MU 22.)                                                   Industrial Park
104/4       GONE           JE4         PPG12 Annex a. Clarify tourist attractions. Proposals map     Removed star notation of proposal map. JE4 Policy is        Chapter 7 revised
                                       ambiguous as appears site specific. Justify. Policies DP1 and replaced by criteria based Policy JE5. Revised policy to tourism policy JE5
                                       DP2. Justify specifics in RPG1 policies DP1 and DP2.          take account of sequential and sustainable development
                                                                                                     approach having regard for PPS 6 which supports
                                                                                                     tourism in town centre locations and PPS 7 which
                                                                                                     supports tourism in rural service centres. Sustainable
                                                                                                     rural tourism facilities of an appropriate scale will be
                                                                                                     supported within the Derwent Valley provided that they
                                                                                                     are needed to enhance visitors' enjoyment of the natural
                                                                                                     landscape and/or improve the financial viability and
                                                                                                     provided that they will not detract form the attractiveness
                                                                                                     or importance of the countryside. Removed North of
                                                                                                     MetroCentre as large scale leisure based tourism not
                                                                                                     consistent with sequential approach of JE5 and JE1.
                                                                                                     Added 'tourist attraction' to glossary.


308/9       Ward Bros      JE4         Non-application to Crawcrook and Greenside                       Reject - not especially suitable location for tourist      Chapter 7 added rural
            (Plant Hire)                                                                                attractions which should be concentrated in more           policy criteria to new
            LTD and Mr                                                                                  appropriate locations.                                     tourism policy JE5
            Les Clark                                                                                                                                              a,e,f.
485/2       Akzo Nobel     JE4         Land to east of Metro Centre should be included. Mix of use      Removed North of MetroCentre from JE4 as large scale       Chapter 7 revised
                                       called for in PPG4 and RPG1 to accommodate the widest            leisure based tourism not consistent with sequential       tourism policy JE5.
                                       base of economy. Leisure and hotel facilities are particularly   approach as per PPS 6, revised tourism policy or JE1.
                                       important to for residents and visitors.                         Replaced with criteria based policy JE5.

589/3       RFCA Navel   JE4           HMS Calliope valuable employment asset. Tourist attraction       The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the       No action taken
            Reserve Base               asset to Gateshead Quays. Seek to replace MU8 and amend          quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
                                       as necessary any associated policies with protected status to    order to make an iconic design statement and the
                                       reflect the existing use as a naval base. Tourism                retention of this building would compromise this.
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641/2       RPS            JE4         Seeking change - wish North and West of the Metrocentre up       Removed North of MetroCentre from JE4 as large scale Chapter 7 revised
                                       to the River Derwent added to areas identified for tourism       leisure based tourism not consistent with sequential        tourism policy JE5
                                       development. Interest has been expressed for leisure and /or     approach as per PPS 6 or revised tourism policy or JE1.
                                       tourist development on land at Hannington Works Area.            Replace with criteria based policy JE5. Any tourist/leisure
                                                                                                        proposals will be subject to revised tourism policy JE5's
                                                                                                        sequential approach.
39/22       Newcastle City JE4         Clarify if site "North of Metrocentre" is same as that covered   North of MetroCentre JE4 is the same as the designation Removed former JE4
            Council                    by draft SPG20 as it makes no reference to tourism               in SPG20 and JE1 Dunston PEA, which excludes leisure. proposals map
                                       development being appropriate on this site. Also clarify what    North of MetroCentre removed from tourism policy JE5     annotation
                                       constitutes "tourism development".                               as large scale leisure based tourism not consistent with
                                                                                                        sequential approach as per PPS 6.

457/25      Highways       JE4         Significant impact of tourism development north of               North of MetroCentre JE4 is the same as the designation        Removed former JE4
            Agency                     Metrocentre. 457/10 cross reference.                             in SPG20 and JE1 Dunston PEA, which excludes leisure.          proposals map
                                                                                                        North of MetroCentre removed from tourism policy JE5           annotation and added
                                                                                                        as large scale leisure based tourism not consistent with       DC 4.
                                                                                                        sequential approach as per PPS 6.

643/1       Derwentside    JE4         Inappropriate to include Derwent Valley due to its sensitive     Revised criteria based Policy JE5. Added to supporting         Chapter 7 revised
            Council                    environment.                                                     text in accordance with PPS7 i.e. sustainable rural            tourism policy JE5
                                                                                                        tourism facilities of an appropriate scale will be supported   criteria e and f and
                                                                                                        within the Derwent Valley provided that they are needed        added supporting text
                                                                                                        to enhance visitors' enjoyment of the natural landscape
                                                                                                        and/or improve the financial viability and provided that
                                                                                                        they will not detract form the attractiveness or importance
                                                                                                        of the countryside.

643/2       Derwentside    JE4         Omission of consideration of the Tanfield Railway in relation    Added to the tourism policy supporting text reference to       Added reference to
            Council                    to tourism policy. Derwentside consider the Tanfield Railway     heritage attractions cluster and safeguarding the              Chapter 7 of
                                       as an important tourism resource and would like to see the       potential to extend the line between Marley Hill and           supporting text of JE5
                                       link between the station buildings near Marley Hill to           Byermoor along the route of Bowes Railway.
                                       Burnopefield identified for protection as a future tourism
                                       railway link.
643/3       Derwentside    JE4         Objection to notation On Derwent Valley - does not indicate      Removed notation for tourism development from                  Removed former JE4
            Council                    breadth                                                          proposal's map given new criteria policy and supporting        proposals map
                                                                                                        text to assess proposals.                                      annotation
80/         English        JE4         Add reference to Saltwell Park.                                  Reference added to supporting text of JE5 Saltwell Park        Added reference to
            Heritage                                                                                    as tourist attraction.                                         Chapter 7 of
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438/1       Network Rail   JE5         Tyne Marshalling Yard. Policy too inflexible in relation to     Revised policy to include recognition of general permitted    Chapter 7 Revised
                                       operational needs/uses of Network Rail. Not take account of     development rights that will not effect Network Rails         JE5- new policy
                                       Network Rail's permitted development rights. Significant land   existing operations. Added to supporting text introduction    reference JE6 and
                                       holding Regional Ballast Recycling and Supply. Focus on         reference to existing use i.e. established engineering        added and revised
                                       Aggregate Recycling Facility. Need to accommodate major         depot utilised by Network Rail and Freight Operating          supporting text.
                                       rail renewal projects. Ref environmentally friendly freight     Companies and Regional Ballast Recycling and Supply
                                       requires open storage, installation of lifting cranes,          Centre. Included in supporting text reference to potential
                                       development of accommodation or building large warehouse.       capacity of site as a Freight Terminal with a road rail
                                       Conditions are too onerous. Tyne and Wear there is only         interchange and rail-linked distribution and warehouse
                                       this site and one at Heaton (with residential adjoining) that   facilities and preserve the capacity of the site to support
                                       are within Network Rail's ownership and suitable for rail       sustainable freight development that reduces long haul
                                       freight. Defined as developed site as defined in Annex C.       road freight movement and can make best use of the
                                       Suggested wording.                                              existing rail infrastructure.




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  CAPS        Objector        Policy                             Objection                                               Response to objection                      Action Required
Reference        Name        Number
            House                      Support                                                                                                                    H1 retained
            Builders
124/1       Federation       H1
            Bellway                    Support                                                                                                                    H1 retained
016/1       Homes            H1
                                       Policy H1 is not in conformity with RPG1 policy H2 in            RPG (now RSS) is about to be replaced. Revised housing H1 retained
                                       producing higher housing numbers.                                figures in the emerging replacement document are in
            North East                                                                                  closer alignment with the UDP and the difference should
410/6       Assembly         H1                                                                         be tested at Public Inquiry.
                                       Policy H1 conflicts with national and regional planning policy   The position relating to emerging RSS is noted above    H1 retained
                                                                                                        and GONE accept that the timing of replacement RSS is
104/5       GONE             H1                                                                         a critical issue
                                       Housing figure is not in accordance with RPG1. Additionally,     Position is as stated above. Phasing policy will be
            Highways                   the absence of phasing policy is likely to lead to place         applied.
457/26      Agent            H1        pressure on release of greenfield sites.                                                                                 H1 retained
                                       Provision is above that in RPG1. This could produce an           Position re RSS is as stated above                      H1 retained
            Newcastle City             adverse impact on Pathfinder in allowing release of peripheral
39/1        Council        H1          sites.
                                       Housing figures should be higher                               Whilst it is accepted that the conurbations should be the   H1 retained.
                                                                                                      focus of future housing development, it is necessary to
581/6       Mr T Proud       H1                                                                       balance competing claims on land.
                                       Policy fails to recognise the relationship between housing and The Council is seeking to play a full part in securing      H1 retained
            Ward Bros,                 jobs provision in the North East                               improved economic performance in the region and
308/10      Plant Hire Ltd   H1                                                                       sustain its population through housing land supply
            Chester-le-                Figures do not comply with existing RPG (RSS). Phasing         The Council's position is as stated at 410/6 above.         H1 retained
42/5        Street D.C.      H1        policy should also be considered                               Phasing policy will be introduced.
                                       There is no justification in population terms or changing      The Council is seeking to play a full part in securing      H1 retained
            Alan D                     household structure to justify the number of dwellings         improved economic performance in the region and
597/9       Johnson       H1           forecast each year.                                            sustain its population through housing land supply
            Durham                     Figures exceed those in current RPG1. They are not justified. The position relating to emerging RSS is as noted above
            County                     Figures in draft RSS are yet to be justified.
76/1        Council       H1                                                                                                                                      H1 retained
            Northumberlan              The figure does not conform to RPG and no robust case is         The figures will be justified in the Re-deposit plan
            d County                   made for the variation.
233/1       Council       H1                                                                                                                                      H1 retained




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                                       The Council objects to the rate of housing provision, as
                                       further justification is needed for that exceeding
                                       RPG1requirements. There is concern that this would                Gateshead Council is concerned not to frustrate the
            Tynedale                   undermine Pathfinder and postpone solutions to affordability      aspirations of the BNG and will use other policies to
293/1       Council         H1         problems                                                          control development outside the area                           H1 retained
                                       The figure is too low, despite being above RPG1 figure. Low                                                                      H1 retained
                                       build rates will prejudice regeneration and the future of small
            Taylor                     communities. Diminished housing choice will not achieve
593/6       Woodrow         H1         population stability.                                             The Council will meet its commitment to regeneration
            Derwentside                Figure does not reflect RPG1.                                     Position on RPG/RSS is as stated above.                        H1 retained
643/10      Council     H1
                        H1 Map         Objection to Map H1and the omission of a site from the            The objection should be addressed under Policy H3              H1 retained
612/4       Bowey Homes H1             Pathfinder Area
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                     H1 retained
226/12      Nexus           H1         modes in H1                                                       GDC and T1 policies address this issue.
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                     H1 retained
226/12      Nexus           H2         modes in H2                                                       GDC and T1 policies address this issue.
                                       Figures in policy do not reflect consistency between net          As currently drafted, the policy is not clear on        H2 to be redrafted to
            Highways                   growth and building rates overall                                 assumptions relating to new build, demolition and       clarify housing land
457/27      Agency          H2                                                                           replacement                                             supply figures.
                                       Support minimum of a 5 year housing supply                                                                                H2 to be redrafted to
                                                                                                         The Council will provide a set of figures relating to supply
                                                                                                         over the emerging RSS period of 2004-2021               include 5 year supply
            Bellway                                                                                                                                              figures over emerging
016/2       Homes           H2                                                                                                                                   RSS period
                                       H2 does not go far enough in identifying a 5 year supply.    The policy should be revised in the interests of clarity     H2 to be redrafted to
                                       Recent Ministerial statement refers to a 10 year supply.                                                                  include 5 year supply
            Barratt                                                                                                                                              figures over emerging
565/2       Newcastle Ltd H2                                                                                                                                     RSS period
                                       Objects to omission of phasing policy                        Policy redrafted to include phasing                          H2 to be redrafted to
                                                                                                                                                                 include 5 year supply
            Barratt                                                                                                                                              figures over emerging
565/8       Newcastle Ltd H2                                                                                                                                     RSS period
            Newcastle City             Figures in the document reveal a significant increase in the The Council will provide a set of figures relating to supply H2 to be redrafted to
            Council                    stated 5 year supply figure. Without managed release, there over the emerging RSS period of 2004-2021                     include 5 year supply
                                       is a danger of oversupply of housing with consequent impact                                                               figures over emerging
39/2                        H2         on the BNG (Pathfinder)                                                                                                   RSS period




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            Alan D                     A policy for the demolition of substandard housing is omitted The location and extent of demolitions turns on individual H2 to be redrafted to
            Johnson                    within an area with the worst housing in Gateshea (Chopwell). assessment of dwellings and resources available.           include 5 year supply
                                                                                                                                                                figures over emerging
                                                                                                                                                                RSS period.
                                                                                                                                                                Anticipated rates of
                                                                                                                                                                demolition are
                                                                                                                                                                provided in the plan.
597/11                       H2
                                       The company objects to the omission of a 10 year supply           The need to expand the supply period is accepted              H2 to be redrafted to
                                       figure, in line with recent Government policy statements                                                                        include 5 year supply
            George                                                                                                                                                     figures over emerging
609/11      Wimpey           H2                                                                                                                                        RSS period
                                       Policy should contain a phasing policy to facilitate release of   This is a logical extension of the policy and the redrafted   H2 to be redrafted to
                                       sites across the plan period                                      version should encompass phasing                              include 5 year supply
            Derwentside                                                                                                                                                figures over emerging
643/11      Council          H2                                                                                                                                        RSS period
                                       The mixed use sites are not allocated figures in the         The position relating to mixed use sites has now been              Figures from mixed
            Chester-le-                document, but additional allocations should be accounted for clarified and figures will be forthcoming in the Redeposit         use sites to be
            Street District            in the plan                                                  draft                                                              specified.
42/6        Council         H2
                                       The policy should identify a 10 year supply figure                The Council will provide a set of figures relating to supply H2 to be redrafted to
                                                                                                         over the emerging RSS period of 2004-2021                    include 5 year supply
                                                                                                                                                                      figures over emerging
585         Mem Tahir        H2                                                                                                                                       RSS period
                                       The policy conflicts with national and regional policy            This is a logical extension of the policy and the redrafted H2 to be redrafted to
                                       guidance. It should demonstrate the derivation of 800             version should encompass phasing, etc.                       include 5 year supply
                                       dwellings per year, apply a sequential approach,                                                                               figures over emerging
                                       sustainability criteria and priorities.                                                                                        RSS period, together
                                                                                                                                                                      with the application of
                                                                                                                                                                      sustainability criteria
                                                                                                                                                                      and sequential testing.

104/6       GONE             H2
                                       The policy conflicts with national policy guidance provided by The Council will provide a set of figures relating to supply H2 to be redrafted to
            House                      Keith Hill in a Parliamentary Statement of July 2003, in that a over the emerging RSS period of 2004-2021                   include 5 year supply
            Builders                   10 year supply figure should be included.                                                                                   figures over emerging
124/2       Federation       H2                                                                                                                                    RSS period
                                       Policy fails to recognise the relationship between housing and The Council is seeking to play a full part in securing       H2 to be redrafted to
                                       jobs provision in the North East                                improved economic performance in the region and             include 5 year supply
            Ward Bros,                                                                                 sustain its population through housing land supply          figures over emerging
308/11      Plant Hire Ltd   H2                                                                                                                                    RSS period




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                                       The supply figure provided may be insufficient to meet         The Council will provide a set of figures relating to supply H2 to be redrafted to
                                       housing needs to 2007 and beyond to 2016. As a number of       over the emerging RSS period of 2004-2021                    include 5 year supply
                                       sites in the plan (identified) are considered                                                                               figures over emerging
                                       unviable/unmarketable, an allocation of greenfield land will                                                                RSS period, together
                                       allow for (mixed use) development over the duration of the                                                                  with the application of
                                       plan period.                                                                                                                sustainability criteria
            Hall                                                                                                                                                   and sequential testing.
            Construction
010/2       Services        H2
                                       Policy does not go beyond the 5 year supply period             The Council will provide a set of figures relating to supply H2 to be redrafted to
                                                                                                      over the emerging RSS period of 2004-2021                    include 5 year supply
                                                                                                                                                                   figures over emerging
                                                                                                                                                                   RSS period, together
                                                                                                                                                                   with the application of
                                                                                                                                                                   sustainability criteria
            Hall                                                                                                                                                   and sequential testing.
            Construction
010/2       Services        H2
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                               H2 to be redrafted to
                                       modes in H2                                                                                                                include 5 year supply
                                                                                                                                                                  figures over emerging
                                                                                                                                                                  RSS period, together
                                                                                                                                                                  with the application of
                                                                                                                                                                  sustainability criteria
                                                                                                                                                                  and sequential testing.

226/12      Nexus           H2                                                                        GDC and T1 policies address this issue.
                                       Omission - Land between Lead Road and Spen Lane,                                                                          None
            Miller Homes               Greenside should be allocated for housing development (or      Reject. Inappropriate allocation in terms of local and
607/5       Ltd             H3         safeguarded).                                                  national policy and existing supply of housing sites
                                       Object to the non-allocation of 34 acres of land in front of   Reject - Green Belt. Inappropriate allocation in terms of None
            Haddrieck Hall             Shepton Cottages, Streetgate for new housing development.      local and national policy and existing supply of housing
115/4       Estates        H3                                                                         sites
                                       Objection to non-allocation of land at Fugar Bar for housing   Reject - Green Belt. Inappropriate allocation in terms of None
            Haddrieck Hall             development.                                                   local and national policy and existing supply of housing
115/2       Estates        H3                                                                         sites
                                       Objects to omission of nursery garden at Streetgate as         The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of Retain plan allocations
            Haddrieck Hall             housing allocation. There are no proposals to expand           individual assessment of their suitability for housing
115/1       Estates        H3          Sunniside as a settlement.                                     purposes.




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                                       Objects to the growth proposal at Chopwell. There are better     The plan addresses sustainable community issues at            H3 retained, with
                                       sites in the Borough with less environmental impact. The         Chopwell. Other policies in the plan address need and         minor change.
            Alan D                     policy omits location shortages and size of house. The list of   mix issues.
597/10      Johnson         H3         sites should be updated annually.
                                       Objects to the policy on the grounds that the plan fails to      The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of H3 retained, with
                                       consider other uses for previously developed land. This will     individual assessment of their suitability for housing     minor change.
                                       lead to unbalanced and unsustainable communities. Objects        purposes. The omitted site in this case falls within the
                                       to omission of land at Ryton for housing development, on the     Green Belt and housing development would be
            Taylor                     grounds that this would widen housing choice and soften the      inappropriate
593/7       Woodrow         H3         urban edge.
                                       Paragraph 8.9. Objects to the content of para 8.9 in respect     The Council is satisfied that its strategy for the BNG will   Paragraph 8.9
                                       of BNG demolitions, which should be increased to bring           achieve the required housing market renewal. This is          modified to reflect
            Taylor                     about required change in the housing market.                     reflected in the continuous monitoring of the area to the     updated position.
593/7/1     Woodrow         H3                                                                          satisfaction of ODPM
            Taylor                     Omission: Land south of Westfield Lane, Ryton should be          Reject- Inappropriate allocation in terms of local and        H3 retained, with
593/8       Woodrow         H3         allocated for new housing development.                           national policy and existing supply of housing sites.         minor change.
                                       There is inconsistency in the numbers included in different      The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of    H3 retained, with
                                       sections of the plan and housing land supply should be           individual assessment of their suitability for housing        minor change.
                                       reviewed.                                                        purposes. The site in question is suitable for employment
622/2       Concept 2000 H3                                                                             uses.
                                       The inclusion of greenfield housing sites is not necessary and The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of      H3 retained, with
                                       should be reviewed to include appropriate brownfield sites,      individual assessment of their suitability for housing        minor change.
                                       such as that at Sunderland Road                                  purposes. The site in question is suitable for employment
622/3       Concept 2000 H3                                                                             uses.
                                       Objects to the housing capacity figure anticipated from          The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of    H3 retained, with
                                       previously developed sites. Some of the sites are not            individual assessment of their suitability for housing        minor change.
            George                     suitable, viable or deliverable for residential development in a purposes.
609/12      Wimpey          H3         reasonable timeframe.
                                       Objects to the omission of a site at Handy Drive for housing, The site is identified in the plan as an economic                H3 retained, with
                                       on the grounds that: it has been vacant for 10 years; housing development site, within a wider area of employment              minor change.
                                       development could contribute to the Pathfinder; sites in close land. It is not required for housing purposes.
                                       proximity have been allocated for housing; housing would be
                                       more sensitive to nature conservation interest; and, there is
                                       no evidence of need of the site in its current use
637/2       J T Thompson H3
                                       Objects to the omission of land to the north east of             The Council has a preferred option for development on         H3 retained, with
            Mr J R                     Kibblesworth.                                                    the north western side of the village and will justify its    minor change.
130/3       McMillan        H3                                                                          approach at Public Inquiry
                                       Objects to the allocation of the land at Kibblesworth under      The Council has a preferred option for development on         H3 retained, with
            Mr J R                     policy H3.                                                       the north western side of the village and will justify its    minor change.
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                                       Objects to the extent of the allocation of the land at         The Council has a preferred option for development on            H3 retained, with
            Mr J R                     Kibblesworth under policy H3.                                  the north western side of the village and will justify its       minor change.
130/2       McMillan        H3                                                                        approach at Public Inquiry
                                       Objects to policy H3 on the ground that it is contrary to RPG1 The Council will provide addition justification for the policy   H3 retained, with
                                       (now RSS) policies on sequential development, sustainability in the plan's supporting material.                                 minor change and
                                       criteria. A number of greenfield sites are included and the                                                                     additional information
                                       plan does not explain why these are necessary                                                                                   to be included.
104/7       GONE            H3
                                       Objects to the Kibblesworth allocation under policy H3, on the The Council will provide justify its position on the site at     H3 retained, with
                                       grounds that it would spoil countryside, recreation and wildlife Public Inquiry.                                                minor change.
127/1       Kate Copeland H3           habitats and involve the loss of Green Belt
            Mrs Norma                  Objects to the omission of land for housing at Bill Quay.        Policy MU22 now proposes some mixed use                        H3 retained, with
570/1       Flint         H3                                                                            development at Bill Quay                                       minor change
            Gateshead                  Objects to the omission of land for housing at Elgin Road        The plan now proposes a mixed use site at Elgin Road           H3 retained, with
566/6       College       H3                                                                                                                                           minor change.
                                       Objects to omission of brownfield land at Greenside front         The land is protected at allotments (policy CFR24)            H3 retained, with
581/7       Mr T Proud      H3         consideration under policy H3                                                                                                   minor change.
                                       Would like to see site at "East of Rckwood Hill" allocated for    Reject. Inappropriate allocation in terms of local and        H3, retained with
581/8       Mr T Proud      H3         housing.                                                          national policy and existing supply of housing sites          minor change.
                                       Development in outlying settlements in rural areas should         The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of
                                       also be directed to previously developed land in preference to    individual assessment of their suitability for housing
            UK Coal                    greenfield sites. (objection relates to omission of UK Coal's     purposes.                                                  H3, retained with
246/5       Mining Ltd      H3         Marley Hill site for housing)                                                                                                minor change.
                                       Objects to the omission of a site opposite former Council         An urban capacity study has identified housing             H3 retained, with
                                       offices at Shibdon Rd.                                            development potential across the Borough and sufficient minor change.
                                                                                                         land has been identified for plan purposes. The site in
                                                                                                         question is not considered suitable for housing purposes.
579/1       K Hunter        H3
                                       Objects to the omission from the policy of land north of          The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of
                                       Shibdon Road                                                      individual assessment of their suitability for housing        H3, retained with
579/2       K Hunter        H3                                                                           purposes.                                                     minor change.
                                       Objects to the omission from the policy of land in the vicinity   The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of
                                       of the former brickworks site, Blaydon                            individual assessment of their suitability for housing        H3, retained with
579/3       K Hunter        H3                                                                           purposes.                                                     minor change.
                                       Objects to the omission from the policy of land in the vicinity                                                                 H3, retained with
579/4       K Hunter        H3         of the former Grammar school at Blaydon                           The land is proposed for mixed use development                minor change.
                                       Increase capacity from 30 to 45 dwellings.                        Reject - no acceptable scheme involving higher numbers,
            Turney Wylde                                                                                 but figure in table of housing sites is guideline and would   H3, retained with
564/1       Construction H3                                                                              not preclude such a scheme.                                   minor change.
                                       Objects to housing proposal at Clara Vale                         The plan contains no proposal for housing development         H3, retained with
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                                       Greenfield sites should only be used where brownfield sites    A number of greenfied sites are allocated in order to meet
                                       perform badly. A large number of greenfield sites are          a number of other Council policies, including its approach
                                       allocated under policy H3                                      to sustainable communities. This relies upon the use of
            Derwentside                                                                               greenfield sites, only where local alternatives do not exist. H3, retained with
643/8       Council           H3                                                                                                                                    minor change.
                                       Seeking allocation of land off Swalwell bank for development Reject . Part in Green Belt. Remainder subject to several
                                       (no plan attached). Got plan 6/05                              adverse factors. Adequate supply of housing sites in the H3, retained with
612/ 1      Bowey Homes H3                                                                            Borough already.                                              minor change.
            Alder Bradford             Supports policy H3 allocation at Kibblesworth
            The Plough                                                                                                                                              H3, retained with
248/1       Inn            H3                                                                         Noted                                                         minor change.
                                       Objects to the omission of land at Bill Quay under policy H3 It is proposed to introduce some element of housing at          H3, retained with
304/2       W R Chapman H3                                                                            Bill Quay as part of a mixed use scheme.                      minor change.
                                       Objects to the omission from policy H3, a site north and east The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of
            Church                     of Marian Drive, Bill Quay                                     individual assessment of their suitability for housing
            Commissioner                                                                              purposes. This is a greenfield site, not required to support H3, retained with
45/1        s                 H3                                                                      sustainable communities.                                      minor change.
            North East                 Objects to the absence of evidence in H3 of a sequential                                                                     H3, retained with
410/7       Assembly          H3       approach                                                       The sequential approach used will be clarified                minor change.
            North East                 Objects to the lack of clarity on the managed release of                                                                     H3, retained with
410/8       Assembly          H3       housing sites                                                  The managed release of sites will be clarified                minor change.
            Chester-le-                Objects to the omission of clear phasing policy in H3.         Phasing policy will be clarified
            Street District                                                                                                                                         H3, retained with
42/4        Council           H3                                                                                                                                    minor change.
            Tynedale                   Allocations of greenfield land are insufficiently justified in                                                               H3, retained with
293/2       Council           H3       policy H3                                                      Allocations outside Pathfinder will be justified              minor change.
                                       Objects to allocation of Green Belt land at Kibblesworth under The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of
                                       H3                                                             individual assessment of their suitability for housing
            Christopher                                                                               purposes. This is a Green Belt site, required to support      H3, retained with
554/1       Copeland          H3                                                                      sustainable communities.                                      minor change.
                                       It is not evident that previously developed land has been      A number of Greenfield sites are allocated in order to
                                       prioritised under H3                                           meet a number of other Council policies, including its
                                                                                                      approach to sustainable communities. This relies upon
            Newcastle City                                                                            the use of greenfield sites, only where local alternatives    H3, retained with
39/3        Council        H3                                                                         do not exist.                                                 minor change.
            Newcastle City             The Majority of allocations are greenfield                     The majority of sites identified in the plan are brownfield H3, retained with
39/7        Council        H3                                                                                                                                       minor change.
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                 H3, retained with
226/12      Nexus             H3       modes in H3                                                    GDC and T policies address this issue.                        minor change.




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                                       Objects to the inclusion of Kibblesworth site under H3        Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing
                                                                                                     development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                     policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                     communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites, H3, retained with
259/1       Mr O M Taylor H3                                                                         only where local alternatives do not exist.                 minor change.
                                       Objects to priority given in H3 to development of previously  Priority given to previously developed land is in line with
                                       developed land. This should not be seen as restriction on     national policy. The site subject of the objection is Green
                                       sequentially sustainable areas such as Crawcrook and          Belt
            Ward Bros                  Greenside. The objectors wish a site off Greenside road to be                                                             H3, retained with
308/12      Plant Hire Ltd   H3        included in the plan                                                                                                      minor change.
                                       Infrastructure capacity problems arise with the scale of      Agents acting for Northumbria Water have indicated that Retain allocation
            Northumbrian               construction involved at Chopwell                             capacity can be increased, possibly involving developer
236/11      Water            H3.1                                                                    contributions.
                                       Objects to the inclusion of a site at Chopwell, as a large    The Council is seeking to make the local community          Retain allocation. New
                                       allocation, in a settlement with small service and employment more sustainable by increasing population and               policy DC5.
                                       bases, unlikely to reduce the need to travel. Adverse impact supporting local services. Need to address the impacts of
            Highways                   on highway network.                                           developments within the zone of influence of the trunk
457/30      Agency          H3.2                                                                     road network.
            Chester-le-                Objects to the inclusion of a site at Chopwell, as a large    The site is included specifically to address concerns at    Retain allocation
            Street District            allocation, which is not sustainable                          the sustainability of the settlement
42/3        Council         H3.2
            Newcastle City             Objects to the inclusion of a site at Chopwell, as a large        The site is included specifically to address concerns at      Retain allocation
39/4        Council         H3.2       allocation, which is not sustainable                              the sustainability of the settlement
                                       Infrastructure capacity problems arise with the scale of          Agents acting for Northumbria Water have indicated that Retain allocation
            Northumbrian               construction involved at Chopwell                                 capacity can be increased, possibly involving developer
236/11/1    Water            H3.2                                                                        contributions.
                                       Objects to the inclusion of a site at Chopwell, as an intrusion   A number of greenfied sites are allocated in order to meet Retain allocation
                                       into a green wedge into the settlement. Greenfield sites          a number of other Council policies, including its approach
                                       should only be used where brownfield sites perform badly          to sustainable communities. This relies upon the use of
            Derwentside                                                                                  greenfield sites, only where local alternatives do not exist.
643/7       Council          H3.2
                                       Objects to the inclusion of a site at Chopwell, as a greenfield A number of greenfied sites are allocated in order to meet Retain allocation
                                       site, which should only be used where brownfield sites          a number of other Council policies, including its approach
                                       perform badly according to criteria in PPG3.                    to sustainable communities. This relies upon the use of
            Derwentside                                                                                greenfield sites, only where local alternatives do not exist.
643/6       Council          H3.3
                                       Objects to the inclusion of a site at Chopwell, as an intrusion   A number of greenfied sites are allocated in order to meet Retain allocation
                                       into a green wedge into the settlement. Greenfield sites          a number of other Council policies, including its approach
                                       should only be used where brownfield sites perform badly          to sustainable communities. This relies upon the use of
            Derwentside                                                                                  greenfield sites, only where local alternatives do not exist.
643/7/1     Council          H3.3




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                                       Infrastructure capacity problems arise with the scale of         Agents acting for Northumbria Water have indicated that      Retain allocation
            Northumbrian               construction involved at Chopwell                                capacity can be increased, possibly involving developer
236/11/2    Water           H3.3                                                                        contributions.
                                       Objects to site north of Stella Rd., on the grounds that it is   The Council is working with other Tyne and Wear              Retain allocation
            Environment                within an area of flood risk and development might increase      Authorities and the Agency to ameliorate flood risk
85/7        Agency          H3.9       risk to people and property on the site
                                       Objects to the inclusion of a site at Long Rigg, as a            Revised strategic policies should address this concern.      Retain allocation. New
                                       previously developed site which could have a significant         Need to address the impacts of development within the        policy DC5.
            Highways                   impact on the highway network and where contributions can        zone of influence of the trunk road network.
457/31      Agency          H3.17      be sought towards improvements
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of    Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       unnecessary use of greenfield land                               development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                        policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
654/1       Gordon Hunter H3.28                                                                         only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of    Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       loss of beauty and tranquillity                                  development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                        policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
664/1       F Bolton        H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of    Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt and countryside                               development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                        policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
586/1       N Bolton        H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of    Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt and countryside                               development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                        policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
588/1       J R Charlton    H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of    Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt land                                          development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                        policies, including its approach to sustainable
            Mr and Mrs                                                                                  communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
583/1       Lee             H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.




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                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the basis of        The proposal to develop the land was considered in the     Retain allocation
                                       previous Council advice land would not be developed.               extant plan. Only one Green Belt site is allocated for
                                                                                                          housing development in order to meet a number of other
                                                                                                          Council policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                          communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
            Mr and Mrs A                                                                                  only where local alternatives do not exist.
598/1       D Grierson        H3.28
253/1       R Irwin           H3.28    Supports the proposal                                              Noted                                                        Retain allocation
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of      Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt and countryside and effects of increased        development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       traffic                                                            policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                          communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
150/1       Lilian Bradley    H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of      Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt and countryside and effects of increased        development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       traffic. Suggests use of brownfield land as alternative            policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                          communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
659/1       R Bradley         H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of      Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       loss of greenfield land. The site should only be considered        development in order to meet a number of other Council
            Chester-le-                where brownfield sites perform badly.                              policies, including its approach to sustainable
            Street District                                                                               communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
42/2        Council           H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds         Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       that other, more suitable land exists without involving the loss   development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       of woodland and excellent recreation areas.                        policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                          communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
600/1       Paul Fenwick      H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of      Revised strategic policies should address this concern.      Retain allocation. New
                                       the size of the allocation, and its potential impact on the        Need to address the impacts of developments within the       policy DC5.
            Highways                   strategic highway network                                          zone of influence of the trunk road network
457/29      Agency            H3.28
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing          Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt, woodland and countryside. Suggests use development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       of brownfield land as alternative                             policies, including its approach to sustainable
            Moira                                                                                    communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
653/1       Copeland          H3.28                                                                  only where local alternatives do not exist.




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                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing          Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt, woodland and countryside. Suggests use development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       of brownfield land as alternative                             policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                     communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
651/1       John Copeland H3.28                                                                      only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of The loss of view should be balanced against                Retain allocation
651/2       John Copeland H3.28        loss of views to the north west of the village                considerations of the future viability of the settlement
            George                     Supports the proposal                                         Noted                                                      Retain allocation
609/13      Wimpey        H3.28
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds       Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       that it would result in an unsustainable greenfield extension to development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       the village.                                                     policies, including its approach to sustainable
            Derwentside                                                                                 communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
643/9       Council          H3.28                                                                      only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing               Retain allocation
                                       loss of countryside and Green Belt, in preference to             development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       brownfield options                                               policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
363/1       Neil O'Boyle     H3.28                                                                      only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing               Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt. Suggests use of brownfield land as           development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       alternative                                                      policies, including its approach to sustainable
            Martin Richard                                                                              communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
604/1       Hughes         H3.28                                                                        only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing               Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt, woodland and countryside. Suggests use development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       of brownfield land as alternative                                policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
587/1       Julie Charlton   H3.28                                                                      only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds       Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       that allocating land at Greenside has comparative planning       development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       advantages                                                       policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
607/2       Miller Homes     H3.28                                                                      only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing               Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt. Suggests use of brownfield land as           development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       alternative                                                      policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
599/1       A Young          H3.28                                                                      only where local alternatives do not exist.




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                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing          Retain allocation
                                                                                                     development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       loss of Green Belt and the land to agriculture. Also, the scale
                                       of development is unacceptable and would lead to the loss of  policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                       a farm and its manager.                                       communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
578/1       Julie McAlpine H3.28                                                                     only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing          Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt.                                           development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                     policies, including its approach to sustainable
            John R                                                                                   communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
665/1       Charlton        H3.28                                                                    only where local alternatives do not exist.
            Anthony                    Supports the proposal                                         Noted                                                      Retain allocation
560/1       Wakefield       H3.28
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing               Retain allocation
                                       loss of greenfield land, when there is plenty of derelict sites. development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                                                                                        policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
574/1       M Hunter        H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, indicating that      Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       there should be no development or a reduction in scale to 50 development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       affordable dwellings on land behind the Post Office. Grounds policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                       of objection include traffic, housing choice, stability of       communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
                                       community, impact on Pathfinder and the needs of residents, only where local alternatives do not exist. The scale of
            Mrs I                      balanced and inclusive communities, affordable housing and development proposed is intended to maintain the
573/1       McEnaney        H3.28      Green Belt.                                                      viability of the settlement
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing               Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt. Suggests use of brownfield land as           development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       alternative                                                      policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
575/1       A C Hunter      H3.28                                                                       only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing               Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt. Suggests use of brownfield land as           development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       alternative. Traffic increases would also cause road safety      policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                       problems.                                                        communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
                                                                                                        only where local alternatives do not exist. Highway safety
            Lianne                                                                                      aspects of the proposal would be duly considered
602/1       Leighton        H3.28
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing          Retain allocation
                                       loss of Green Belt. Suggests use of brownfield land as first  development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       alternative.                                                  policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                     communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
601/1       Mrs L Knox      H3.28                                                                    only where local alternatives do not exist.




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                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, on the grounds of Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing                Retain allocation
                                       loss of countryside and Green Belt, in preference to              development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       brownfield options                                                policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                         communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
600/1       Paul Fenwick    H3.28                                                                        only where local alternatives do not exist.
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, indicating that       Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       there should be a fuller justification for the policy and         development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       consideration of its impact on the Pathfinder                     policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                         communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
                                                                                                         only where local alternatives do not exist. The scale of
            Newcastle City                                                                               development proposed is intended to maintain the
39/5        Council        H3.28                                                                         viability of the settlement
                                       Objects to Kibblesworth housing allocation, indicating that       Only one Green Belt site is allocated for housing            Retain allocation
                                       there is no justification for the policy or the adjustment to the development in order to meet a number of other Council
                                       Green Belt boundary.                                              policies, including its approach to sustainable
                                                                                                         communities. This relies upon the use of greenfield sites,
                                                                                                         only where local alternatives do not exist. The scale of
                                                                                                         development proposed is intended to maintain the
622/4       Concept 2000 H3.28                                                                           viability of the settlement.
                                       Objects to the inclusion of a site at Felling Bypass. Wishes to The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of     Retain allocation. New
                                       examine further with the Council the impact on the highway        individual assessment of their suitability for housing       policy DC5.
                                       network.                                                          purposes. Need to address the impacts of developments
            Highways                                                                                     within the zone of influence of the trunk road network.
457/33      Agency          H3.48
                                       Supports the inclusion of the site, but objects to density.      The housing sites included in the plan were the subject of Retain allocation
                                                                                                        individual assessment of their suitability for housing
            Turney Wylde                                                                                purposes at densities appropriate to their locations
564/2       Construction H3.59
                                       Objects to Birtley Northside housing allocation, indicating       The scale of development proposed is intended to             Retain allocation
                                       that there should be a fuller justification for the policy and   enhance the viability of the settlement; complete an
                                       consideration of its impact on the Pathfinder. Existing          otherwise unfinished scheme and prevent the harm
            Newcastle City             investment in the infrastructure to complete the development     caused by incompletion
39/6        Council        H3.62       is recognised
                                       Objects to Birtley Northside housing site being completed         The scale of development proposed is intended to             Retain allocation
                                       unless further play areas and additional facilities are          enhance the viability of the settlement; complete an
                                       introduced                                                       otherwise unfinished scheme and prevent the harm
            P and L                                                                                     caused by incompletion. This would include play and
572/1       Younger         H3.62                                                                       landscaped areas




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                                       Objects to Birtley Northside on the grounds that it is               The scale of development proposed is intended to              Retain allocation. New
                                       inconsistent with policy STR7 to limit greenfield development.      enhance the viability of the settlement; complete an           policy DC5.
                                       It is not required to meet the five year supply. Adverse impact     otherwise unfinished scheme and prevent the harm
                                       on highway network.                                                 caused by incompletion. The plan is now aligned with
                                                                                                           emerging RSS periods. Need to address impacts of the
            Highways                                                                                       developments on the zone of influence of the trunk road
457/28      Agency           H3.62                                                                         network.
                                       Objects to Bleech Green on the grounds that it could impact The site has planning permission. Need to address                      Retain allocation. New
            Highways                   adversely on the strategic highway network                          impacts of the developments on the zone of influence of        policy DC5.
457/32      Agency           H3.64                                                                         the trunk road network.
                                       Supports in general, but objects to wording of the policy on        Suggested changes can be accommodated, without                 Amend policy
                                       the grounds that: it should apply Borough-wide; it should deal removing prioritisation of the BNG.
            Newcastle City             with planning issues only and it should be explicit in relation
39/8        Council        H4          to PPG3
                                       Supports in general, but objects to wording of the policy on        Suggested changes can be accommodated, without                 Amend policy
            Taylor                     the grounds that it should apply to the whole Borough,              removing prioritisation of the BNG.
593/10      Woodrow          H4        including Pathfinder.
            Tyndale                    Supports the policy on the grounds that it accords with             Changes will not remove prioritisation of the BNG.             Amend policy
293/3       Council          H4        regional sustainable housing policies
                                       Objects on the grounds that H4 is too restrictive to area           There is a strong case to address all windfall sites, at the   Amend policy
            Bellway                    outside the Pathfinder                                              same time, recognising the primacy of the BNG in
016/3       Homes            H4                                                                            national and regional policy terms
                                       Objects on the grounds that: the period of coverage (of 5           There is a strong case to address all windfall sites, at the   Amend policy
                                       years) is out of accord with Ministerial statements (advocating same time, recognising the primacy of the BNG in
                                       10 years); the restriction of application to areas outside BNG national and regional policy terms. The period of
                                       is inappropriate; and, the application of criterion d), the ability coverage is now extended.
            Ward Bros                  to build communities, should extend to Crawcrook and
308/13      Plant Hire Ltd   H4        Greenside
                                       Objects on the grounds of conflict with national planning           The policy has been amended to exclude greenfield              Amend policy
                                       policy: the policy should specify no allowance for greenfield windfalls, apply phasing in line with three periods
                                       windfalls; the plan should specify what is meant by early and identified in emerging RSS and retain the primacy of the
                                       late in the plan period and whether windfall development is to BNG as the focus of housing renewal.
104/8       GONE             H4        be resisted in the early part.
                                       Objects on the basis that the objector's site is omitted from       The site lies in Green Belt and is inappropriate for           Amend policy
                                       the plan as a housing site. The period applying should be 10 housing development. The
                                       and not 5 years, in line with Ministerial statement.
581/10      Mr T Proud       H4
            Bellway                    Objects to criteria d) building communities and e) Council's       Criterion d) follows from emerging RSS. Criterion e) is         Amend policy
016/4       Homes            H4        corporate objectives in H4                                         amended to address legitimate planning concerns.




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                                       Objects to application of policy outside Pathfinder as contrary   The policy has been amended to exclude greenfield         Amend policy
                                       to PPG3. Brownfield sites should be brought forward and           windfalls, apply phasing in line with three periods
                                       encouraged and not be restricted to Pathfinder. Para 8.13 is      identified in emerging RSS and retain the primacy of the
            House                      strongly objected to, as regeneration of areas outside            BNG as the focus of housing renewal. Para 8.13 will point
            Builders        H4 Para    Pathfinder would be hindered.                                     to the need to ensure that the BNG will not suffer from
124/5       Federation      8.13                                                                         displacement of investment.
            House                      Objects to the use of " redevelopment" in the policy and          The policy has been amended to remove the word            Amend policy
            Builders                   seeks its replacement with "development"                          development.
124/4       Federation      H4
            House                      A potential restraint policy could frustrate development          The policy has been amended to retain the primacy of the Amend policy
            Builders                   outside Pathfinder and lead to shortage of land early in the      BNG as the focus of housing renewal.
124/3       Federation      H4         plan period.
                                       The redevelopment of brownfield land should not be held           The policy has been amended to exclude greenfield         Amend policy
                                       back and the policy should reflect this                           windfalls, apply phasing in line with three periods
                                                                                                         identified in emerging RSS and retain the primacy of the
                                                                                                         BNG as the focus of housing renewal. This will not
                                                                                                         automatically preclude redevelopment of brownfield sites.
255/7       BT PLC          H4
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                  Amend policy
226/12      Nexus           H4         modes in H4                                                       GDC and T1 policies address this issue.
                                       Objects to application of housing mix policy on all sites         The policy has been modified to align with size threshold   Amend policy
            Bellway                                                                                      criteria in other policies in the plan. This will exempt
016/5       Homes           H5                                                                           smaller sites from the policy
                                       Support the policy in relation to Kibblesworth                    The policy has been modified to align with size threshold   Amend policy
                                                                                                         criteria in other policies in the plan. This will exempt
            George                                                                                       smaller sites from the policy, but this site is eligible.
609/5       Wimpey          H5
                                       Whilst broadly supporting the policy, this objector requires the The policy has been modified to align with size threshold Amend policy
                                       weight to be given to the policy to be clarified.                criteria in other policies in the plan. This will exempt
                                                                                                        smaller sites from the policy. The policy is still directed at
                                                                                                        ensuring the delivery of the BNG, but not to the exclusion
                                                                                                        of appropriate development elsewhere.
58/11       Mr T Proud      H5
                                       Supports the policy                                               The policy has been modified to align with size threshold   Amend policy
                                                                                                         criteria in other policies in the plan. This will exempt
            Taylor                                                                                       smaller sites from the policy, but this site is eligible.
593/11      Woodrow         H5




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                                       The redevelopment of brownfield land should not be held            The policy has been amended to exclude greenfield                Amend policy
                                       back and the policy should reflect this                            windfalls, apply phasing in line with three periods
                                                                                                          identified in emerging RSS and retain the primacy of the
                                                                                                          BNG as the focus of housing renewal. This will not
255/1       BT PLC         H5                                                                             preclude redevelopment of brownfield sites.
            Newcastle City             Supports the policy                                                Changes are made without removing prioritisation of the          Amend policy
39/9        Council        H5                                                                             BNG and appropriate phasing
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                        Amend policy
226/12      Nexus           H5         modes in H5                                                     GDC and T1 policies address this issue.
                                       Objection is based on the "blanket" approach of the policy,     The policy has been modified to align with size threshold           Amend policy
            Bellway                    which will prejudice delivery, especially of executive housing. criteria in other policies in the plan. This will exempt
016/6       Homes           H6                                                                         smaller sites from the policy
                                       Objects on the grounds of conflict with national planning       The policy has been modified to align with size threshold           Amend policy
                                       policy; it specifies size thresholds at lower than 1 hectare.   criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
                                                                                                       This will exempt smaller sites from the policy
104/9       GONE            H6
                                       Objects to the low threshold applied to sites to deliver           The policy has been modified to align with size threshold        Amend policy
                                       affordable housing, out of accord with national policy advice      criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
                                                                                                          This will exempt smaller sites from the policy
255/6       BT PLC          H6
                                       Objects to the 25% blanket approach to affordable housing. The policy has been modified to align with size threshold                Amend policy
                                       Applying this to all sites would lead to provision where it is not criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
                                       required.                                                          This will exempt smaller sites from the policy. The 25%
            House                                                                                         figure is justified in the scale of need reflected in the last
            Builders                                                                                      housing needs assessment undertaken for the Council
124/6       Federation      H6
            House                      Objects to the provision of affordable housing on all sites The policy did not apply to all sites. Small sites were                 Amend policy
            Builders                                                                               exempt. The revised policy would lift these thresholds
124/7       Federation      H6                                                                     further
                                       The company objects to the application of a 25% requirement The policy has been modified to align with size threshold               Amend policy
                                       at Kibblesworth to be excessive.                            criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            George                                                                                 This will exempt smaller sites from the policy
609/15      Wimpey          H6
                                       There should not be a blanket requirement for affordable           The policy has been modified to align with size threshold        Amend policy
                                       housing                                                            criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            George                                                                                        This will exempt smaller sites from the policy
609/16      Wimpey          H6
            House                      The policy omits reference to tenure                               This is accepted and will be corrected                           Amend policy
            Builders
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                                       Object to policy H6 in that it is not based on a rigorous       The Council commissioned Consultants to undertake its           Amend policy
                                       housing needs assessment in that it does not conform to         Housing Needs Assessment in 2002. It has now
                                       circular 6/98 and PPG3 and cannot withstand detailed            commissioned a new study. This will be available before
            Fordham                    scrutiny                                                        the Public Inquiry and any fundamental change in
596/1       Research        H6                                                                         findings will be drawn to the Inspector's attention
                                       Objects to H6 indicating average property prices do not justify The Council commissioned Consultants to undertake its           Amend policy
                                       affordable housing policy, especially given the high proportion Housing Needs Assessment in 2002. It has now
                                       of dwellings in lower Council Tax bands and the amount of       commissioned a new study. This will be available before
            Ward Bros                  socially rented dwellings.                                      the Public Inquiry and any fundamental change in
308/14      (Plant Hire) Ltd H6                                                                        findings will be drawn to the Inspector's attention
                                       Objects to site size thresholds used in the policy, as they are The policy has been modified to align with size threshold       Amend policy
                                       not in accord with national policy                              criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            Newcastle City                                                                             This will exempt smaller sites from the policy
39/10       Council        H6
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                    Amend policy
226/12      Nexus           H6         modes in H6                                                       GDC and T policies address this issue.
            George                     Object to the provision of affordable housing in perpetuity. It   The policy indicates the means by which affordability can     H7 retained with minor
609/17      Wimpey          H7         is not always possible to provide this.                           be secured.                                                   amendment
                                       Objects to H7 indicating other mechanisms can be used to          A minor amendment to the policy now includes the              H7 retained with minor
            Ward Bros                  secure affordability in perpetuity                                mechanism referred to by the objector.                        amendment
308/15      (Plant Hire) Ltd H7
            House                      The policy omits reference to tenure                              This is accepted and will be corrected                        H7 retained with minor
            Builders                                                                                                                                                   amendment
124/10      Federation       H7
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                    Amend policy
226/12      Nexus           H7         modes in H7                                                     GDC and T policies address this issue.
                                       Objects on the grounds that H8 is too restrictive in applying a The policy has been modified to align with size threshold       Amend policy
                                       blanket approach to all housing                                 criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            Bellway                                                                                    This will exempt smaller sites from the policy
016/7       Homes           H8
                                       Supports the principle, but not the detail of the policy with     The policy has been modified to align with size threshold     Amend policy
                                       regard to: house type/mix, type/size and the size threshold       criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            Newcastle City                                                                               This will exempt smaller sites from the policy. The
39/11       Council        H8                                                                            wording of the policy is clarified
                                       Objects to prescription of mix and the application of the policy The policy has been modified to align with size threshold      Amend policy
            House                      to all housing developments                                       criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            Builders                                                                                     This will exempt smaller sites from the policy. The
124/11      Federation      H8                                                                           wording of the policy is clarified
                                       Support the thrust of the policy, but object to the lack of links The policy has been modified to align with size threshold     Amend policy
                                       to other policies within the plan to deliver it.                  criteria in other policies in the plan. The adjustment in
58/13       Mr T Proud      H8                                                                           policies 6 to 8 will improve delivery.




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                                                                                                       The policy has been modified to align with size threshold
                                       Do not object in principle, but the policy is too restrictive and                                                                  Amend policy
                                       inflexible. It should cover affordable one-bedroom units and    criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
                                       local and site specific circumstances                           This will exempt smaller sites from the policy. The
255/5       BT PLC          H8                                                                         wording of the policy is clarified
                                       Objects to application of all housing and requests substitution The policy has been modified to align with size threshold          Amend policy
            House                      by "where appropriate"                                          criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            Builders                                                                                   This will exempt smaller sites from the policy. The
124/8       Federation      H8                                                                         wording of the policy is clarified
                                       Objects to application of all housing and requests substitution The policy has been modified to align with size threshold          Amend policy
            House                      by "where appropriate"                                          criteria in national policy and other policies in the plan.
            Builders                                                                                   This will exempt smaller sites from the policy. The
124/12      Federation      H8                                                                         wording of the policy is clarified
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                       Amend policy
226/12      Nexus           H8         modes in H8                                                     GDC and T policies address this issue.
                                       Object on the basis that there are better ways to address this In pursuing its lifetime homes policy, the Council is               Amend policy
                                       issue, such as Part M of Building Regulations. This is an       seeking to ensure that a sixteen point standard is met in
                                       unnecessary duplication.                                        the construction of dwellings to accommodate changing
                                                                                                       needs in the Borough's population. The policy is
            Taylor                                                                                     amended slightly in terms of the percentage applied
593/12      Woodrow         H9
                                       Objects on the grounds that H9 contradicts "affordability" as it In pursuing its lifetime homes policy, the Council is             Amend policy
                                       will add to costs. It is also an inappropriate use of the        seeking to ensure that a sixteen point standard is met in
                                       planning system.                                                 the construction of dwellings to accommodate changing
                                                                                                        needs in the Borough's population. Any additional costs
                                                                                                        can be factored into affordable homes definitions. The
            Bellway                                                                                     policy is amended slightly in terms of the percentage
016/8       Homes          H9                                                                           applied
            Newcastle City             Supports the policy. Suggests encouragement of all to be so Noted                                                                  Amend policy
39/12       Council        H9          constructed.
            House                      Objects to application of a requirement, rather than             The policy would be unlikely to prove effective                   Amend policy
            Builders                   encouragement.
124/15      Federation     H9
                                       Objects on the basis that there is no basis in planning policy      In pursuing its lifetime homes policy, the Council is          Amend policy
                                       to deliver lifetime homes                                           seeking to ensure that a sixteen point standard is met in
                                                                                                           the construction of dwellings to accommodate changing
            House                                                                                          needs in the Borough's population. The policy is
            Builders                                                                                       amended slightly in terms of the percentage applied
124/13      Federation      H9
            House                      Objects to application of a 30% figure which is not justified       Further justification for the percentage figure applied will   Amend policy
            Builders                                                                                       be provided
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                                       Object that the policy is too prescriptive and should be         In pursuing its lifetime homes policy, the Council is       Amend policy
                                       applied on a site specific basis                                 seeking to ensure that a sixteen point standard is met in
                                                                                                        the construction of dwellings to accommodate changing
                                                                                                        needs in the Borough's population. It would be open to
                                                                                                        developers to demonstrate circumstances where
            George                                                                                      development of lifetime homes would be inappropriate.
609/18      Wimpey          H9
                                       Object on the grounds of failure to consider the particular      In pursuing its lifetime homes policy, the Council is       Amend policy
                                       characteristics of a site or scheme. This may lead to a          seeking to ensure that a sixteen point standard is met in
                                       scheme becoming unviable.                                        the construction of dwellings to accommodate changing
                                                                                                        needs in the Borough's population. It would be open to
                                                                                                        developers to demonstrate circumstances where
                                                                                                        development of lifetime homes would be inappropriate.
255/4       BT PLC          H9
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                 Amend policy
226/12      Nexus           H9         modes in H9                                                      GDC and T policies address this issue.
                                       Object on the basis that there are better ways to address this   The policy has been re-worded to include "where             Amend policy
                                       issue, such as Part M of Building Regulations. This is an        practicable" and " on sites suitable for people with
            Taylor                     unnecessary duplication.                                         disabilities", making it more specific to the Council's
593/13      Woodrow        H10                                                                          intentions
            Newcastle City             Supports the policy. Suggests encouragement of all to be so      Noted                                                       Amend policy
39/13       Council        H10         constructed.
                                       Object that the policy is too prescriptive and should be       The policy has been re-worded to include "where               Amend policy
                                       applied on a site specific basis                               practicable" and " on sites suitable for people with
            George                                                                                    disabilities", making it more specific to the Council's
609/19      Wimpey          H10                                                                       intentions
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car   GDC and T policies address this issue., together with H3      Amend policy
226/13      Nexus           H10        modes in H10                                                   and H4.
                                       Object on the basis that there are better ways to address this The policy has been re-worded to include "where               Amend policy
            House                      issue, such as Part M of Building Regulations. This is an      practicable" and " on sites suitable for people with
            Builders                   unnecessary duplication.                                       disabilities", making it more specific to the Council's
124/14      Federation      H10                                                                       intentions
                                       Were the policy to be retained, then it should be re-worded to The policy has been re-worded to include "where               Amend policy
            House                      use the term "encouraged"                                      practicable" and " on sites suitable for people with
            Builders                                                                                  disabilities", making it more specific to the Council's
124/16      Federation      H10                                                                       intentions
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                 Amend policy
226/12      Nexus           H11        modes in H11                                                   GDC and T Policies address this issue.
                                       Supports the policy, but considers land at Kibblesworth        Noted                                                         Retain and re-number
            George                     should be developed without higher densities (nearer 30 than                                                                 policy as H13
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                                       Objects on the basis that the policy constrains density at 50 The policy is in line with national policy advice. Densities Retain and re-number
                                       dwellings per hectare. Densities exceeding this should be     in excess of the norm quoted would be considered where policy as H13
            Turney Wylde               encouraged where appropriate                                  appropriate, ie where there is good access to public
564/3       Construction H12                                                                         transport.
            Bellway                    Support the policy                                            Noted                                                        Retain and re-number
016/9       Homes        H12                                                                                                                                      policy as H13
                                       Objects that figure is not taken as an average over a period  The policy is in line with national policy advice. Densities Retain and re-number
                                       of a year to enable lower densities to come forward and offer in excess of the norm quoted would be considered where policy as H13
                                       range and choice in the local market                          appropriate, ie where there is good access to public
58/14       Mr T Proud      H12                                                                      transport.
                                       Policy places unnecessary restrictiveness on density          The policy is in line with national policy advice. Densities Retain and re-number
                                                                                                     in excess of the norm quoted would be considered where policy as H13
                                                                                                     appropriate, ie where there is good access to public
612/2       Bowey Homes H12                                                                          transport.
                                       Objects to H12 indicating that executive housing would be     The policy is in line with national policy advice. Densities Retain and re-number
                                       built at lower than 30 per hectare.                           in excess of the norm quoted would be considered where policy as H13
            Ward Bros                                                                                appropriate, ie where there is good access to public
308/16      (Plant Hire) Ltd H12                                                                     transport.
                                       Objects to H12 indicating that the local open space standards The policy is in line with national policy advice. CFR17     Retain and re-number
                                       in CFR 17.12 should be linked to H12                          deals with the provision of open space in neighbourhoods policy as H13
                                                                                                     on a priority basis. This impacts on density where open
                                                                                                     space standards are critical and would go to the principle
            Gateshead                                                                                of allowing development per se.
566/7       College         H12
                                       Objects on the basis that good public transport accessibility The policy is in line with national policy advice. Densities   Retain and re-number
                                       should be defined in the plan                                 in excess of the norm quoted would be considered where         policy as H13
                                                                                                     appropriate, ie where there is good access to public
                                                                                                     transport. Distances from public transport nodes and
            Highways                                                                                 service frequencies are supplied in the supporting text to
457/34      Agency          H12                                                                      the policy
                                       Supports the policy broadly, but wishes lower densities to    The policy is in line with national policy advice. Densities   Retain and re-number
                                       apply also in areas which could improve the range of stock to in excess of the norm quoted would be considered where         policy as H13
                                       attract inward investment                                     appropriate, ie where there is good access to public
            Taylor                                                                                   transport. Circumstances in which lower densities might
593/14      Woodrow         H12                                                                      apply are included in the policy
                                       Objects to omission of reference to accessibility by non car                                                                 Retain and re-number
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                                       Object to the minimum requirement of at least 0.2 hectares    Reject - not clear whether they have misunderstood. No    Policy (now H14)
                                       for development for 100 anticipated residents.                requirement for open space provision where there is a     changing because
                                                                                                     sufficiency.                                              dependent on new
                                                                                                                                                               standards in
                                                                                                                                                               Community Facilities
                                                                                                                                                               and Recreation
                                                                                                                                                               chapter resulting from
                                                                                                                                                               work by consultants,
                                                                                                                                                               but tending to increase
            George                                                                                                                                             rather than reduce
609/23      Wimpey          H13                                                                                                                                requirement.
            George                     Support policy (local open space)                             Noted                                                     None
609/22      Wimpey          H13
                                   Local open space in relation to housing developments.
                                   Seeking unjustified measures.                                     Reject - policy is in line with government guidance. Policy
255/8       BT PLC      H13        Amend in line with Circ 1/97.                                     says "unless the standard is already met".                  None
                                   Objection clarified 6/05. Alleged requirement for open space
                        H13 and    and play in all new developments and 0.2 hectares in smaller     Reject - incorrect reading of policy and para. (which the
612/3       Bowey Homes para. 8.35 sites                                                            Council judges are quite clear) by objector's agent         None
                                                                                                    Reject - provision must be measured quantitatively to
                                                                                                    conform to standards in Community Facilities and
                                                                                                    Recreation chapter including new ones recommended by
                                                                                                    consultants; unless this enhancement provides a site
            Gateshead                  An alternative to open space provision could be payment of a which could not previously be counted, which is implicit in
566/8       College         H13        commuted sum to enhance other provision.                     the policy as it stands.                                    None

                                                                                                                                                                Amend policy (now
                                                                                                                                                                H14) with clear cross-
                                                                                                      Partly accept. Clarify and strengthen wording where       reference to CFR20
                                                                                                      possible re whether requirements cumulative, and lack of which sets the
                                                                                                      requirement where already adequate provision. Flexibility standard. Policy also
                                       Policy is unclear, too onerous if cumulative, not clear what   dependent on site characteristics not in accordance with being amended in line
            House                      happens where already adequate provision, should allow         established need for provision or equity between          with new standards in
            Builders                   more flexibility depending on site characteristics - dependent developers. Supporting text indicates open space and      CFR chapter resulting
124/19      Federation      H13        on their objection to SPGs, 4, 5 and 10                        play requirements not necessarily cumulative.             from local research.
            George                     Support (for inclusion of "an element of" open space within
609/22      Wimpey          H13        new housing developments).                                                                                               None
            George                     Supports policy                                                Noted                                                     Retain and re-number
609/24      Wimpey          H15                                                                                                                                 policy as H16




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  CAPS         Objector        Policy
Reference       Name          Number                              Objection                                              Response to objection                        Action required

                                                                                                        Any proposal for a helipad could be considered under the
                                        Should include policy about the consideration of sites for      policies in the existing draft particularly GDC1-4. The
102/1       Mrs Bloomfield T?           helipads.                                                       suggested policy doesn't add anything to these policies. No action

            South                       Omission of transport implications for the Prestige                                                                        Reference made in re-
272/3       Tyneside         T?         Employment Site                                                 Agreed                                                     drafted paragraph 9.19
            South
272/5       Tyneside         T?         Omission - dualing Metro track                                  Scheme is not in Gateshead                                 No action
            South                                                                                       Feasibility studies have concluded that a service is not
272/6       Tyneside         T?         Omission - River bus landings                                   viable.                                                    No action
282/5       Tesco Stores     T?         Omission - include parking in an appendix in the plan.          Parking standards are set out in IPA11                     No action
                                                                                                                                                                   Revised policy T7 and
                                                                                                                                                                   supporting text sets
            Alan D                      Omission : proposal to extend Metro to cover Metrocentre,       No proposals within plan period and no preferred routes    out the current
597/16      Johnson          T?         Tyne Valley, Team Valley Trading Estate and Birtley.            to protect.                                                position.
            Alan D
597/17      Johnson          T?         Omission transportation of children to school.                  Not a development plan issue                               No action
            Alan D                      Omission. Plan should include Public Rights of Way or
597/3       Johnson          T?         Strategic Paths.                                                Not a development plan issue                               No action
                                        Needs indication in policy of when assessments and
282/3       Tesco Stores     T1         contributions will be needed.                                   Thresholds are included in the Design Guidelines           No action
            Highways
457/35      Agency           T1         Supporting policy                                               Note support                                               No action
                                        Omission of start-up support for new or diverted transport                                                                 Add reference to
226/14      Nexus            T1D        services.                                                       Agree                                                      policy T1d)
                                        Policy agreements should refer to paragraph 85 PPG3 and         Disagree - shouldn't repeat Government Policy in
247/6       RMC (UK)         T1D        Circular 1/97                                                   Development Plan.                                          No action
226/15      Nexus            T2         Supporting policy                                               Note support                                               No action

                                        Should acknowledge a reduction in number of parking spaces
            Newcastle City              can be as valuable a tool in encouraging alternative forms of
39/20       Council          T2         transport as charging for parking space.                        Disagree                                                   No action
            Highways                    Omission of reference to pedestrian accessibility and funding   Already referred to as part of policies T1 & GDC4 (re-
457/36      Agency           T2         improvement schemes.                                            numbered from GDC1)                                        No action
226/16      Nexus            T3         Supporting policy                                               Note support                                               No action
            Highways
457/37      Agency           T3         Supporting policy                                               Note support                                               No action




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                                                                                                                                                               Amend paragraph
            Newcastle City             Paragraph should clarify that Rights of Way Improvement                                                                 9.10 to include
39/14       Council        T4          Plan is a Tyne and Wear wide initiative.                        Agreed                                                  reference to T&W.
            English                    Diversion or stopping up of footpaths can be to the detriment
80/8        Heritage       T4          of our understanding of our heritage.                           Comment rather than objection                           No action
                                       There should be a commitment to remove access controls on
                                       multi-user routes as wheelchair cyclists can experience        Policy already includes a commitment to 'improve access
57/5        Heather Evans T4A          difficulties.                                                  for all legitimate users'.                                No action
                                       Omission of reference to links to public transport routes,                                                               Add reference to
226/17      Nexus           T4C        stops, stations as appropriate.                                Agree                                                     policy T4c)
                                                                                                                                                                Include reference to
                                                                                                                                                                standards (set out in
                                                                                                                                                                IPA10) in policy GDC4
            Highways                   Omission of reference to cycle parking-standards, particularly Agree that cycle parking standards should be referenced (re-numbered from
457/38      Agency          T5         relating to residential and employment's sites.                but not as part of this policy                            GDC1)
                                       Core network also needs to be of high quality and well                                                                   Amended T5a)
57/6        Heather Evans T5A          maintained.                                                    Agreed                                                    accordingly
                                                                                                                                                                Amend wording of T6
                                       River Tyne Corridor could not operate safely at Marine         Not intention of policy to pursue creation of corridor in and paragraph 9.13 to
136/5       LAFARGE         T6         Aggregates Wharf                                               unsafe locations.                                         reflect this.
                                                                                                                                                                No action. Policy
                                                                                                                                                                amended slightly -
                                                                                                                                                                may be some conflict
57/7        Heather Evans T6           Supporting policy                                              Note support                                              with this support.
            Highways                   Omission of reference to developer contributions for specific
457/39      Agency        T7           schemes.                                                       Already referred to as part of T1                         No action
                                                                                                                                                                Policy T8 deleted with
                                                                                                                                                                East Gateshead
                                                                                                                                                                Public Transport
                                                                                                                                                                Corridor & CentreLink
                                                                                                                                                                extension to Blaydon
                                       Should not mention specific corporately branded initiatives                                                              added to T7 -
            Newcastle City             when they have not been fully endorsed through Local           Orpheus is now incorporated into the provisional 2006-11 supporting text
39/18       Council        T8          Transport Plan partners.                                       LTP                                                       updated.




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                                                                                                                                                                    Policy T8 deleted with
                                                                                                                                                                    East Gateshead
                                                                                                                                                                    Public Transport
                                                                                                                                                                    Corridor & CentreLink
                                                                                                                                                                    extension to Blaydon
                                                                                                                                                                    added to T7 -
                                       Extension to Centre Link. Support proposed line in preference                                                                supporting text
591/2       Wineanton       T8         to alternative route.                                         Note support                                                   updated.
                                                                                                                                                                    Policy T8 deleted with
                                                                                                                                                                    East Gateshead
                                                                                                                                                                    Public Transport
                                                                                                                                                                    Corridor & CentreLink
                                                                                                                                                                    extension to Blaydon
                                                                                                                                                                    added to T7 -
            UK Land                                                                                                                                                 supporting text
623/11      Estates         T8         Support CentreLink extension to Blaydon                          Note support                                                updated.
            Highways                   Omission of reference to possible need for developer
457/40      Agency          T9         contributions.                                                   Already referred to as part of T1                           No action

57/8        Heather Evans T9A          Typographical error                                              Agree                                                       Amendment made
                                       Support for policy, encouraging that the approach be applied
            Newcastle City             to cross boundary routes requesting an acknowledgement of        Current policy includes all routes, and would be
39/19       Council        T10         the importance of these links.                                   inappropriate to highlight particular locations             No action
            Highways                   Omission of reference to road safety and its relevance to the
457/41      Agency         T11         policy                                                           Not a development plan issue                                No action
                                                                                                                                                                    No action. Policy
                                                                                                                                                                    slightly amended but
                                                                                                                                                                    should not conflict with
57/9        Heather Evans T11          Supporting policy                                                Note support                                                this support
                                       Traffic calming proposals should take into account the needs                                                                 Add reference to
226/18      Nexus           T11A       of public transport operations                                   Agree                                                       paragraph 9.24.
                                       Introduction of parking charges will have a detrimental impact   Vitality of centres is quoted as a deciding factor in any
282/4       Tesco Stores    T12        on vitality of centres. Delete policy.                           decision on the introduction of parking charges.            No action
            Highways                                                                                    Parking standards already referred to as part of policy
457/42      Agency          T12        Omission of reference to car parking standards.                  GDC4 (re-numbered from GDC1)                                No action
                                                                                                                                                                    No action. Policy
                                                                                                                                                                    amended but should
                                                                                                                                                                    not conflict with this
57/10       Heather Evans T12          Supporting policy                                                Note support                                                support




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                                       Parking in retail centres - Birtley and Ryton - introduction of                                                                  Amend paragraph
                                       parking charges at Borough's existing retail centres must be                                                                     9.27 to reflect
            W.M. Morrison              very carefully considered in wider context of neighbouring        Wider context will be considered as part of any decision       consideration of wider
608/2       Supermarkets T12           local authorities and their parking strategies.                   making process                                                 context.
                                                                                                                                                                        Add sentence to
            Highways                   Omission of reference to mitigation of highway impacts of                                                                        Policy T12 (re-
457/43      Agency          T13        these sites.                                                      Agreed                                                         numbered from T13)
                                       Highway improvements that can facilitate efficient public
226/19      Nexus           T14c       transport operation are supported                                 Note support                                                   No action

                                                                                                                                                                        Paragraph 9.35
                                                                                                                                                                        revised to include
                                       Omission - should refer to demand management strategy that                                                                       reference to LTP
            Newcastle City             was submitted as part of 2002/3 Annual Progress Report of                                                                        strategy and Transport
39/15       Council        T15         Tyne and Wear Local Transport Plan                                Agree                                                          Innovation Fund bid.
            Highways                   Omission of firm proposals to increase capacity on A1             Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/44      Agency         T15         Western By-Pass.                                                  zone of influence of the trunk road network                    New policy - GDC5
                                       A1 widening proposals would increase volumes elsewhere in
57/11       Heather Evans   T15        the Borough as well.                                              Dealt with as part of the existing policy                      No action
            Haddrick Hall                                                                                Not in a position to do this until feasibility work has been
115/3       Estates         T16        Objection to non-reservation of a Sunniside By-Pass route.        done.                                                          No action
            UK Coal                                                                                      Not in a position to do this until feasibility work has been
246/6       Mining          T16        Sunniside By-Pass: proposed line should be identified.            done.                                                          No action
            Alan D                     Scheme alignment should be shown in the plan - Sunniside          Not in a position to do this until feasibility work has been
597/18      Johnson         T16        By-Pass                                                           done.                                               No action
                                                                                                                                                             No action. Policy
                                                                                                                                                             revised but should not
                                       Strong support for the proposed Blaydon Pedestrian & Cycle                                                            conflict with this
226/20      Nexus           T17        bridge                                                      Note support                                              support.
                                                                                                                                                             No action. Policy
                                                                                                                                                             revised but should not
            Tynedale                   Support policy as it may encourage patronage on Tyne Valley                                                           conflict with this
293/4       Council         T17        Line                                                        Note support                                              support.
                                                                                                                                                             No action. Policy
                                                                                                                                                             revised but should not
                                                                                                                                                             conflict with this
57/12       Heather Evans T17          Supporting policy                                           Note support                                              support.
                                                                                                                                                             Revised policy T7 and
                                                                                                                                                             supporting text sets
                                       Wants T17 extended to include provision of Metro-type       No proposal within plan period and no preferred routes to out the current
571/1       Philip Lund     T17        connection - West Gateshead                                 protect.                                                  position.




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                                       Support Blaydon pedestrian and cycle bridge, but land                   Policy T16 (re-
            UK Land                    required for southern footing is not yet defined and so should          numbered from T17)
623/?       Estates         T17        not be protected                                               Agreed   re-drafted




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  CAPS         Objector       Policy
                                                                  Objection                                               Response to objection                         Action Required
Reference       Name         Number
                                                                                                      Accept - currently no policy to protect last remaining
            Countryside                Omission of policy to retain last remaining community facility shop/facility in rural areas - would apply to settlements       Draft new policy to
56/2                        General
            Agency                     in rural settlements                                           such as High Spen, Greenside and Winlaton Mill -                cover this issue
                                                                                                      referred to in paras 2.61/2 in PPS6.
            Countryside                Omission of policy to encourage expansion of existing shop
56/3                        General                                                                                                                                   Draft supporting text to
            Agency                     facilities
                                                                                                                                                                      include reference to
                                       Omission of policy to promote dual and multi-purpose use to Accept - I think this can be covered in the supporting text
                                                                                                                                                                      expansion and dual
            Countryside                promote viability of existing settlement (ref Key Services and to the suggested above policy
56/4                        General                                                                                                                                   use of services within
            Agency                     Development Plans) {56/3 and 56/4 may require Part I policy
                                                                                                                                                                      rural settlements
                                       on key rural services}
            Tynedale                   Support RCL1 - which identifies MetroCentre as "out-of-                                                                        Policy retained - no
293/6                       RCL1                                                                      Noted
            Council                    centre"                                                                                                                        action required
                                       Support RCL1 - and inclusion of Gateshead and Blaydon in                                                                       Policy retained - no
282/6       Tesco Stores    RCL1                                                                      Noted
                                       the hierarchy                                                                                                                  action required
            W.M. Morrison              Retail Hierarchy - identify Clavering Park, Whickham as one      Reject - this location is limited in terms of the range of
608/1                     RCL1                                                                                                                                        No action required
            Supermarkets               of the Borough's local centres                                   uses and cannot be said to function as a local centre

                                                                                                                                                                      No action
                                       (Para 10.5) Suggest exclusion of leisure development to be       Reject - contrary to PPS6/is an out of centre location
641/3       RPS             RCL1                                                                                                                                      required/approach in
                                       consistent with approach recommended for JE4                     which already benefits from this type of use.
                                                                                                                                                                      JE4 has also changed

                                                                                                                                                                No action required
                                                                                                        Reject - PPS6 clearly defines Regional Shopping Centres (although have agreed
            Inter Ikea                 Paras 10.5/10.6 MetroCentre should be added to the
642/2                     RCL1                                                                          as out of centre, and Policy RCL1 is in accordance with to amend para 10.28 -
            Centre UK Ltd              hierarchy of centres and should not stand alone
                                                                                                        this approach                                           see new para 10.30 &
                                                                                                                                                                10.7 for clarification)
            UK Land                    (Para 10.5) Inclusion in text of promotion of vital and viable   Accept -"protecting" the vitality and viability of existing   Replace "protect" with
623/2                       RCL1
            Estates                    town centres                                                     centres fails to address centres already in decline           "promote"
                                                                                                        Accept - the para refers to strategies for investment and
                                                                                                                                                                      Include reference to
                                                                                                        improvement of struggling centres - include specific
            UK Land                    (Para 10.4) Retail Hierarchies - growth should be used to                                                                      growth and investment
623/4                       RCL1                                                                        reference to growth in centres with potential. See policy
            Estates                    strengthen struggling local centres                                                                                            to support existing
                                                                                                        RCL2 and supporting text for specific reference to
                                                                                                                                                                      centres
                                                                                                        Blaydon
                                       (Para 10.5) Incorrect interpretation of sequential approach in   Accept - interpretation differs to that in PPPG6 but is       Reword in accordance
606/1       B&Q Plc         RCL1
                                       PPG6 - unclear and confusing                                     more in line with the approach in PPS6.                       with PPS6




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                                                                                                       Accept - vacant site adjacent other town centre uses
                                                                                                                                                                   Amend boundary of
                            RCL1/RCL Omission of shops in Whickham-Back Row and Whickham               included in boundary of centre (no firm proposals for
556/2       Robert Croft                                                                                                                                           Whickham District
                            6        Front School                                                      additional retail uses though - letter sent previously to
                                                                                                                                                                   Centre
                                                                                                       inform objector)
                                                                                                                                                                   Retain policy and
            UK Land                    Supports RCL2 - and potential identified for Blaydon District
623/1                       RCL2                                                                       Noted                                                       review/update
            Estates                    Centre
                                                                                                                                                                   floorspace figures
                                       The policy should properly reflect the analysis within GRCS -
649/2       Hepher Dixon    RCL2       in the absence of allocated sites specific floorspace
                                       apportionment should be removed                                                                                             Reject - retain policy
                                                                                                       Reject - PPS6 advises LPAs to meet the need for new
                                       Floorspace figures should not be included because they                                                                      and review/update
282/7       Tesco Stores    RCL2                                                                       floorspace for next 5 years and identify suitable sites
                                       could restrict development                                                                                                  floorspace figures
            UK Land                    Limits future development prospects - unduly inflexible
623/5                       RCL2
            Estates                    Remove floorspace limits.
                                       (Para 10.7) The plan should properly reflect the analysis
649/3       Hepher Dixon    RCL2       within GRCS - some floorspace should be directed towards
                                       the Pathfinder area
                                                                                                                                                                   Reject - retain policy
                                       (Para 10.8) The plan should reflect the analysis within GRCS -
                                                                                                                                                                   and review/update
649/4       Hepher Dixon    RCL2       some floorspace requirement should be diverted towards the
                                                                                                       Reject - PPS6 advises LPAs to meet the need for new         floorspace figures;
                                       Pathfinder area
                                                                                                       floorspace for next 5 years and identify suitable sites     provide context for
                                       (Paras 10.7-10.9) Text constrains development prospects/is
                                                                                                                                                                   centres in Pathfinder
                                       inflexible & too prescriptive, and ignores changes in hierarchy
            UK Land                                                                                                                                                in supporting text
623/3                       RCL2       over time. Strategies are at too early a stage and the GRCS
            Estates
                                       is based on certain assumptions and should be used as
                                       guidance only
            Highways                   Omission of reference to suggested amended policy RCL9
457/45                      RCL2                                                                                                                                   Remove reference to
            Agency                     (ref 457/46)
                                                                                                       Accept - the specific reference relates to an existing      new floorspace at
                                       Remove allocation of floorspace at MetroCentre - Conflicts
104/10      GONE            RCL2                                                                       planning permission (mezzanine floors), which has now       MetroCentre in Policy
                                       with PPG6 (paras 1.10-1.12)
                                                                                                       been implemented.                                           RCL2 & supporting
            Newcastle City             Clarify to remove existing commitments from floorspace
39/23                      RCL2                                                                                                                                    text
            Council                    requirements
                                       Gateshead Town Centre - sports centre, small Theatre and
                                                                                                       Reject - Policy RCL3 and Gateshead Planning Strategy
556/1       Robert Croft    RCL3       meeting rooms and central library (seeking wide range leisure                                                               No action required
                                                                                                       refers to a range of uses , including leisure
                                       and civic amenities in centre)
                                                                                                     Reject - there are currently no firm proposals or
                                       Omission - provision should be made for a major anchor retail applications relating to the redevelopment of the Town
282/8       Tesco Stores    RCL3                                                                                                                             No action required
                                       store in the centre                                           Centre, and the current approach would not prevent such
                                                                                                     a store being incorporated into a scheme.


57/13       Heather Evans RCL3         Should mention cyclists                                         Agree                                                       Reference added




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                                       Omission - The Primary Shopping area and Town Centre       Agree - the boundary of both the Town Centre and the               Amend boundaries
282/9       Tesco Stores    RCL3/4     boundary should be extended to include areas in and around Primary Shopping Area have been extended to reflect                and include
                                       the centre                                                 definitions within PPS6 and development on the ground              justification
                                       Policy should be more flexible to change scale, location and    Accept - the boundary of the Town Centres has been            Amend boundary of
282/10      Tesco Stores    RCL3/4     orientation of the town centre and possible link the centre     changed to incorporate adjacent related areas, including      the Town Centre and
                                       more effectively with the Gateshead Quays                       the Quays.                                                    include justification
                                                                                                       Agree - Site is currently identified as being in a
                                                                                                                                                                     Amend boundary of
                                                                                                       Secondary Employment Area; now has planning
630/2       LIDL UK         RCL6       Omission of site from local Centre (Swalwell)                                                                                 Swalwell Local Centre
                                                                                                       permission for a supermarket and the site has been
                                                                                                                                                                     to include this site
                                                                                                       cleared (Aug'05)
            UK Land                    Last paragraph - limits future development prospects - unduly
623/6                       RCL6                                                                       Reject - PPS6 advises LPAs to meet the need for new
            Estates                    inflexible. Remove floorspace limits.                                                                                         No Action Required
                                                                                                       floorspace for next 5 years and identify suitable sites
282/11      Tesco Stores    RCL6       Additional floorspace at Blaydon should not be limited
                                       (Paras 10.17-10.21) Blaydon not specifically identified in      Reference to potential for Blaydon reflected in allocation
            UK Land
623/7                       RCL6       supporting text/reference needed to intended regeneration of    within the policy (now RCL5), Policy RCL2 and                 Amend para
            Estates
                                       the centre                                                      para10.13.
                                       Criteria should be extended to adopt approach in draft PPS6,    Reject - policy criteria includes reference to
                                       that in some circumstances wider social and economic            redevelopment of brownfield sites (regeneration) and
649/5       Hepher Dixon    RCL8                                                                                                                                     No Action
                                       benefits of development proposals can be an important           meeting local convenience shopping needs (social
                                       material consideration                                          inclusion).
                                                                                                       Reject - both criteria are felt to be reasonable (re-use of
                                                                                                       brownfield land (regeneration, sustainability & sequential
282/12      Tesco Stores    RCL8       d) & g) are not applicable in all cases - unrealistic                                                                         Reject
                                                                                                       approach) and restricting goods to be sold from retail
                                                                                                       warehouses outside existing centres)
                                                                                                       Accept - interpretation differs to that in PPG6 but is more
                                       Conflicts with national policy - 2 grounds - sequential         in line with the approach in PPS6. Will clarify sequential
104/11      GONE            RCL8                                                                                                                                     Amend Policy
                                       approach and range of uses                                      approach test and change "retail or leisure development"
                                                                                                       to "town centre uses" in policy
                                                                                                                                                                     Reference added to
226/21      Nexus           RCL8       Omission of commuted sums for public transport schemes.         Agree                                                         redrafted RCL7
            Highways                   Omission in criterion (c) that proposals must not add to        Need to address the impacts of developments within the
457/46      Agency          RCL9       congestion on the A1.                                           zone of influence of the trunk road network                   New policy - GDC5
                                                                                                                                                                     Re-word in composite
                                                                                                                                                                     policy RCL7 including
            Royal London
                                       Seeking change - delete from last paragraph - "payment of                                                                     cross reference to
616/1       Asset        RCL9                                                                          Accept - this is too open-ended
                                       commuted sum…any new development"                                                                                             policy PO1 which
            Management
                                                                                                                                                                     provides the context
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                                                                                                                                                                 Policy is to be
                                       (i) First paragraph of policy inconsistent in respect of need to
                                                                                                                                                                 reworded, including as
                                       consider edge-of-centre sites prior to permitting development (I) Accept - the 2 paragraphs are inconsistent (ii) Reject -
            Inter Ikea                                                                                                                                           part of a composite
642/5                     RCL9         at MetroCentre. (ii) Sub-paragraph b) is not required because impact is a valid consideration regardless if need has
            Centre UK Ltd                                                                                                                                        policy to avoid
                                       two preceding paragraphs provide tests for need and              been proven (PPS6)
                                                                                                                                                                 duplication, in line with
                                       sequential test so b) is unnecessary.
                                                                                                                                                                 PPS6
                                                                                                                                                                 Accept - approach
                                       Supports RCL9 - which encourages diversity of use,             Noted - in line with RSS, now focussing on integration
                                                                                                                                                                 retained although
            Tynedale                   improved accessibility and improved environment at             with surrounding area rather than diversity of uses, which
293/7                       RCL9                                                                                                                                 format of policies has
            Council                    MetroCentre (also supports Area Action Plan approach for       has been furthered by the allocation of the Hannignton
                                                                                                                                                                 changed in light of
                                       MetroCentre)                                                   Works site, and other sites in the area, as mixed-use
                                                                                                                                                                 other objections.
282/13      Tesco Stores    RCL9       f) is not applicable in all cases - unrealistic                Reject - f) is required to protect existing centres        Reject
                                                                                                                                                                        Sequential test
                                       Clarify to reflect MetroCentre designation as a Regional       The policy is aligned with Policy 28 of Draft RSS -               reference will be re-
                                       Shopping Centre - the sequential test should cover region-     MetroCentre is referred to as a RSC in paragraph 1. The           written in light of other
            Newcastle City
39/24                      RCL9        wide in and edge-of-centre sites; the search will depend on    sequential test refers to city, town, district or local centres   objections - will look to
            Council
                                       the UDP strategy and the nature, scale and catchment of the    - therefore the approach is not restricted to centres in          add reference to scale
                                       development.                                                   Gateshead.                                                        and catchment of
                                                                                                                                                                        proposals.
                                                                                                                                                                        Approach retained
                                                                                                                                                                        although format of
                                                                                                                                                                        policies has changes
                                       Supports RCL9 - in particular emphasis on accessibility in                                                                       in light of other
226/22      Nexus           RCL9       considering proposals/requirement for commuted sum for         Noted                                                             objections, whilst the
                                       transport improvements at MetroCentre                                                                                            commuted sum
                                                                                                                                                                        reference has been
                                                                                                                                                                        cross referenced with
                                                                                                                                                                        policy PO1
                                                                                                                                                                        Remove criteria from
                                                                                                                                                                        composite policy - new
                                                                                                      Accept - a greater diversity of use has been addressed
                                       d) diversity of use should not mean town centre uses -                                                                           MetroCentre policy
                                                                                                      through the re-allocation of the Hannington Works site as
            Newcastle City             clarify what sort of uses are acceptable in the MetroCentre,                                                                     includes reference to
39/25                      RCL9D                                                                      a mixed-use site, for example. The issue of suitable uses
            Council                    which should be compatible with its status as a Regional                                                                         better integration with
                                                                                                      could be addressed in the supporting text. RSS emphasis
                                       Shopping Centre                                                                                                                  the surrounding area,
                                                                                                      is on integration
                                                                                                                                                                        in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                                        RSS
                                                                                                     Accept - significant overlap of policy criteria although           Write a composite
                                       Conflicts with PPG12 Annex A, para 16 - policy is superfluous
104/12      GONE            RCL9                                                                     there should be some specific reference to MetroCentre             policy for edge or out
                                       - issues covered by Policy RCL8. Delete policy
                                                                                                     and Retail World                                                   of centres proposals,
                                                                                                                                                                        including MetroCentre
                                                                                                                                                                        and Retail World. New
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                                                                                                                                                                  Write a composite
                                                                                                                                                                  policy for edge or out
                                                                                                                                                                  of centres proposals,
                                                                                                     Accept - significant overlap of policy criteria although     including MetroCentre
                                       Conflicts with PPG12 Annex A, para 16 - policy is superfluous
104/13      GONE            RCL10                                                                    there should be some specific reference to MetroCentre       and Retail World. New
                                       - issues covered by Policy RCL8. Delete policy
                                                                                                     and Retail World                                             policies covering
282/14      Tesco Stores    RCL10      e) is not applicable in all cases - unrealistic               Reject - e) is required to protect existing centres          No action required
                                                                                                                                                                  No action required -
                                                                                                     Reject - Whilst the Council would wish to avoid any
                                                                                                                                                                  review results of study
            Highways                   Omission in criterion c) that proposals must not add to       unnecessary additions to traffic levels, support for
457/47                      RCL10                                                                                                                                 into impact of
            Agency                     congestion on the A1                                          investment in Retail world, subject to National Policy, is
                                                                                                                                                                  development at Team
                                                                                                     essential in terms of jobs and the local economy
                                                                                                                                                                  Valley
                                                                                                                                                                  Reference added to
226/23      Nexus           RCL10      Omission of commuted sums for public transport schemes.       Agree                                                        redrafted RCL7




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   CAPS     Objector          Policy                             Objection                                                Response to objection                        Action Required
Reference     Name           Number
56/8      Environment       ENV?       Supports ENV policies which protect the urban fringe.             Noted.                                                     Retain
          Agency
                                       Support                                                           No change.
609/25      George Wimpy ENV3                                                                                                                                     No change.
                                       This policy needs to be changed as it is meaningless.             The text provided by the objector as an alternative does No change.
                                       Conservation Areas are not preservation areas and there           not meet the requirements of original (adopted) policy.
                                       must be the allowance for change. The Council has not             This policy has recently been used to win an appeal case
                                       followed this policy in numerous Conservation Areas. Insert       of backland development in Rowlands Gill.
                                       policy: 'Permission will not be granted for development where
                                       the open space is an integral part of the setting of the
                                       building(s) or street and forms part of the essential character
                                       of the following conservation areas...'
            Alan D
597/15      Johnson         ENV6
            Gateshead                  Support                                                           No change.                                                 No change.
566/2       College         ENV6
                                       St Joseph's RC Church, Birtley should be included formally         The objections lie outside the remit of the UDP. St       No change.
                                       Listed and included in Appendix 5. Co-operative Buildings,        Josephs is on the Local List and also within Birtley
18/1        Birtley Council ENV7       Durham Road have deteriorated badly.                              Conservation Area.
                                       Due to the possible presence of Bats, European Protected                                                                      Added criterion to DC
                                       Species, which would be affected by these works, attention        Added criterion to policy DC1 which states that: "planning 1
                                       should be drawn to the provisions of the Habitats Regulations     permission will only be granted for new development
                                       in this respect.                                                  where it…does not have an adverse impact on statutorily
81/17       English Nature ENV7                                                                          Protected Species, or their habitats"
                           ENV7/ENV Omission of Summerhill Folly, which is over 200 years old                                                                        No Change.
579/5       K. Hunter      15       and stands atop what is probably an iron-age barrow.                 Already designated as a Listed Building.
                                    Omission of stone terraced town houses climbing steeply for                                                                      No Change.
                           ENV7/ENV almost a mile south of Shibdon Road, parallel to Blaydon             Houses are within a conservation area, but are not
579/6       K. Hunter      15       Bank from the Listed Buildings/Local List.                           considered significant enough for the Local List.
                           ENV7/ENV Omission of former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Shibdon             It was felt that the chapel was not significant enough to   No change.
579/7       K. Hunter      15       Road from Listed Buildings/Local List                                be included in the list.
                                                                                                         This was built in the 1980s and is not considered to be of No change.
                                                                                                         historic/architectural significance to the Borough. Support
                            ENV7/ENV Omission of Clavering House in Axwell Park from Listed              is currently being given for it to be demolished as part of
579/8       K. Hunter       15       Buildings/Local List                                                the Axwell Park application.
                            ENV7/ENV Omission of the Blaydon railway signal box from Listed              This is on the extended/updated Local List that will be     Included in updated
579/9       K. Hunter       15       Buildings/Local List                                                included in the revised UDP.                                Appendix 6
                                     Omission of Churches of St Cuthberts and St Joseph, which
                            ENV7/ENV form part of the golden sandstone townscape so
579/10      K. Hunter       15       characteristic of Blaydon from Listed Buildings/Local List          Both of these properties are Listed Buildings.             No change.




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                                       Due to the possible presence of Bats, European Protected                                                                 Added criterion to DC
                                       Species, which would be affected by these works, attention    Added criterion to policy DC1 which states that: "planning 1
                                       should be drawn to the provisions of the Habitats Regulations permission will only be granted for new development
                                       in this respect.                                              where it…does not have an adverse impact on statutorily
81/18       English Nature ENV8                                                                      Protected Species, or their habitats"
            English                    Strengthen policy wording (ENV9 seems stronger)               Strengthened policy text.                                  Redrafted text of new
80/9        Heritage       ENV8                                                                                                                                 ENV8 and ENV12
                                       Due to the possible presence of Bats, European Protected      Added criterion to DC1 which states that: "planning        Added criterion to DC
                                       Species, which would be affected by these works, attention    permission will only be granted for new development        1
                                       should be drawn to the provisions of the Habitats Regulations where it…does not have an adverse impact on statutorily
81/19       English Nature ENV9        in this respect.                                              Protected Species, or their habitats"
                                       Paragraph 11.15. Reference should now be made to the          Refer to more recent EH publication                        Redrafted text to
            English                    more recent English Heritage publication 'Easy Access to                                                                 include reference
80/14       Heritage        ENV10      Historic Buildings' 2004
                                       Policy does not specify the protection of ancient or veteran  Reword part a) to read 'retain, conserve and where         Reworded and
                                       trees in part a).                                             appropriate restore buildings, walls, landscaping, ancient included a definition of
                                                                                                     and veteran trees, and other features which are an         ancient and veteran
            Woodland                                                                                 integral part of the historic designed landscape'.         trees in the glossary.
660/1       Trust           ENV11
                                       Much of the Gibside Estate is also SSSI because of the            No change will be made to the policy as it is specifically No change.
                                       important assemblages of amphibian, reptiles and                  related to the historical value of Gibside, rather than the
                                       invertebrates which are found throughout the grounds along        nature value. The SSSI is statutorily protected and SSSIs
                                       with bats which use both the buildings (including the ice         are also flagged in ENV45.
                                       house and the cellars) and the woodlands. English Nature
                                       should therefore also be involved in any partnership for the
                                       restoration of the estate, to address both the SSSI and
                                       Habitat Regulation provisions regarding internationally
                                       protected species.
81/20       English Nature ENV12
                                       Paragraph 11.20. Paragraph could make reference to English Refer to enabling development and EH's policy statement Redrafted text to
                                       Heritage policy statement on 'Enabling Development and the                                                         include reference
            English                    Conservation of Heritage Assets' published in 2001
            Heritage
                                       The policy is unclear as it does not define what is meant by 'a   Add sentence 'In order to secure the restoration of Axwell Amended text and
                                       strictly limited amount of development'. The plan should be       Park House, a strictly limited amount of development may added map ENV1
                                       amended to clarify the nature, scale and implications of the      be permitted on the site of the former classrooms
                                       enabling development.                                             immediately to the west of the hall, where all of the
                                                                                                         following criteria are met:' Include a map in the UDP
                                                                                                         showing the extent of the acceptable area.
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                                       Local List policy should be omitted from the UDP or else if       Owners and occupiers have been informed and                 Included updated list
                                       the LPA wish to include it, they should adopt the procedures     consulted on, with regard to the local listings. The         in Appendix 6 and
                                       as though it was Listed, i.e. carry out a survey and report on   buildings have been surveyed though it has not been          expanded text on
            Alan D                     each property and inform the owner.                              possible to produce a detailed report on the 320 sites yet   listing process.
597/1       Johnson         ENV15                                                                       though the long term aim is to do this.
                                       Policy does not specify the protection of ancient or veteran     Reword part a) to read 'retaining, conserving and where      Reworded and
                                       trees in part a).                                                appropriate restoring buildings, walls, landscape, ancient   included a definition of
                                                                                                        and veteran trees, and other features which are an           ancient and veteran
            Woodland                                                                                    integral part of the historic designed landscape'.           trees in the glossary.
660/2       Trust           ENV16
                                       Paragraph 11.27. Remove site (Former depot, Beweshill             An archaeological survey will need to be undertaken         Policies and
                                       Lane, Blaydon) from ENV18 allocation (isn't it ENV19?) since     before any notation is considered for removal. The T&W       supporting text have
                                       any archaeological remains will have already been disturbed      Conservation Team have provided justification of why the     been amended but no
                                       by the site's former use as a depot.                             site must remain designated.                                 change has been
                                                                                                                                                                     made to the
                                                                                                                                                                     designation of the site.
585/2       Mem Tahir       ENV19
                                       Deallocate the site as being a site or monument of local         An archaeological survey will need to be undertaken          Policies and
                                       importance                                                       before any notation is considered for removal. The T&W       supporting text have
                                                                                                        Conservation Team have provided justification of why the     been amended but no
                                                                                                        site must remain designated.                                 change has been
                                                                                                                                                                     made to the
                                                                                                                                                                     designation of the site.
612/6       Bowey Homes ENV19
                                       Developers should be encouraged through the wording of the The requirement to publish the findings has been added             Policies and
                                       policy to publish findings as part of the development costs. to the policy although the costing issue is covered in the       supporting text have
                                       Add requirement to policy.                                   supporting text.                                                 been amended and
                                                                                                                                                                     include a reference to
            English                                                                                                                                                  the publishing of
80/10       Heritage        ENV18                                                                                                                                    findings.
                                       Developers should be encouraged through the wording of the The requirement to publish the findings has been added             Policies and
                                       policy to publish findings as part of the development costs. to the policy although the costing issue is covered in the       supporting text have
                                       Add requirement to policy.                                   supporting text.                                                 been amended and
                                                                                                                                                                     include a reference to
            English                                                                                                                                                  the publishing of
80/11       Heritage        ENV19                                                                                                                                    findings.
                                       The policy should be deleted if it unnecessarily lengthens the These areas have a distinct character and would benefit        Included a short
                                       plan. The plan is not clear why the general policies of ENV2 from protection additional to that provided by the general       description of the
                                       and ENV3 are not sufficient to protect the built environment   policies.                                                      areas' characters and
                                       outside of statutorily defined conservation areas.                                                                            referred to new Interim
104/15      GONE            ENV21                                                                                                                                    Policy Advice.




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                                       Paragraph 11.36. List of areas of special character which is      Ryton Woodside is not meant to be an Area of Special       Reworded text.
                                       desirable to protect. In paragraph 11.56, reference is given to   Character. Reworded the text to refer to the 'distinct
                                       the special character of Ryton Woodside, but it does not          character' rather than 'special character'
            English                    appear in the list of areas in paragraph 11.36. Is this an
            Heritage        ENV21      oversight?
                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and           The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use     quayside area is terms of its landuses and appearance in
            RFCA Navel                 as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS        order to make an iconic design statement and the
589/2       Reserve Base ENV22         Calliope.                                                         retention of this building would compromise this.        No change.
                                       Policy should reflect the importance of HMS Calliope as a
                                       valuable asset to the urban life of Gateshead Quays and           The Council is seeking to upgrade the quality of the
                                       should include a protected status to reflect the existing use     quayside area is terms of landuses and appearance in
            DN Ressar                  as a navel base, so as not to compromise the future of HMS        order to make an iconic design statement and the
590/2       Royal Navy      ENV22      Calliope.                                                         retention of this building would compromise this.      No change.
                                       Paragraph 11.37. The Tyne Gorge represents one of the             Amended text to '…has created one of the most dramatic Reworded text.
                                       most dramatic townscapes not only in the region but in the        townscapes in the region, and beyond.'
                                       country and maybe even beyond. The significance and value
            English                    of the gorge should be appropriately recognised.
            Heritage        ENV22
561/1       Coquetdale      ENV23      Remove some open space/greenspace protection of part of           Partly accept - site is not public open space, though is   Remove notation for
            Property                   site to create 2 new housing sites. Reservoir is not public       urban greenspace.                                          open space protection
                                       open space.                                                                                                                  (now CFR 22) from
                                                                                                                                                                    site.
557/1       Peter Duff      ENV23      Urban Green Space designation adjacent to A1M and                 Reject - appropriate to maintain designation               None
                                       Portobello Industrial Estate
660/3       Woodland        ENV23      Support                                                           No change                                                  None
            Trust
                                       Support                                                           No change.                                                 No change.
81/21       English Nature ENV24
                                       Paragraph 11.41. The value of green corridors for wildlife and    Add a reference in the supporting text to wildlife and     Redrafted text to make
81/22       English Nature ENV24       biodiversity should also be recognised and promoted.              biodiversity                                               reference.
                                       Some of the designated green corridors and open spaces            This issue has been addressed in relation to Beamish       Text and proposals
                                       may conflict with safeguarded and operational mineral             Safeguarded site and Gateshead Wharf.                      map amended.
                                       workings, including marine wharf facilities. The close
                                       proximity of such designations to these operational sites may
            Quarry                     inadvertently put pressure on such operations undermining
            Products                   their safeguarded status. Where these conflicts may arise,
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255/10      BT PLC          ENV25      Open space in retail and employment development.                 Partly accept - the policy states that "exceptions may be   Alter policy (now
                                       Policy fails to consider particular characteristics of site or   made", but not for the things BT want considering. This     ENV29): delete "all" in
                                       scheme.                                                          is a general environment/townscape, (visual) not POS        first line and add "or
                                       Policy should be in line with Circular 1/97.                     policy therefore can't measure adequacy of supply in        on very small sites or
                                                                                                        area. Reasonable and necessary to secure acceptable         to secure the viability
                                                                                                        development on many sites but viability a legitimate        of a development
                                                                                                        concern.                                                    which will significantly
                                                                                                                                                                    benefit the area".

485/3       Akzo Nobel      ENV25      Conflicts with PPG1 making best use of brownfield land and       Reject - reasonable and necessary to secure acceptable  No change but policy
                                       reduces development density.                                     development on many sites                               (now ENV29) to be
                                                                                                                                                                otherwise amended
282/15      Tesco Stores    ENV25      Too restrictive and 15% figure should be removed.               Reject - reasonable and necessary to secure acceptable No change but policy
                                                                                                       development on many sites                                (now ENV29) to be
                                                                                                                                                                otherwise amended
                                       Paragraph 11.43. The vital matter of adequate maintenance It is recognised that lack of maintenance of buildings can Redrafted text to refer
                                       is not included.                                                lead to the occurrence of crime.                         to the adequate
            Cyclist's                                                                                                                                           maintenance of
57/14       Touring Club ENV26                                                                                                                                  developments.
255/3       BT PLC /RPS ENV29          BT seeking additional words in criterion D: 'with regard to the Added additional wording as modification would be        Revised Policy ENV29-
                                       special siting, technical and operational constraints'.         supported by PPG 8 para 7- 'Planning Authority should    new ref ENV33 d
                                                                                                       have regard to any technical constraints on the location Chapter 11
                                                                                                       and proposed development ad guidance '.In addition,
                                                                                                       appendix of supporting guidance of PPG 8 para 40 states
                                                                                                       that 'the siting and external appearance of apparatus,
                                                                                                       including any location and landscaping requirements
                                                                                                       designed to minimise the impact of such apparatus on
                                                                                                       amenity, without inhibiting operational efficiency'.

635/2       MOA             ENV29      Criteria D Telecommunications - Some additional text to          Added additional wording to criteria D 'where appropriate Revised Policy ENV29-
                                       delineate between sites to delineate between sites where         having regard to special siting, technical and operational new ref ENV33 d
                                       landscaping would or would not be appropriate e.g. industrial    constraints' which would provide more flexibility. Added Chapter 11
                                       estates. Alternative wording suggested 'where appropriate'.      qualifying statement in supporting text regarding
                                                                                                        particularly most visually sensitive environments that are
                                                                                                        most likely to have a good combination of design and
                                                                                                        camflouflage.
635/1       MOA             ENV29      Support for para 11.46 positively framed and Policy ENV29        Noted.
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                                       Policy should make provision for formal recreational purposes          Most types of formal recreation would have too greater     No change.
                                       in the countryside. Formal recreation can promote well being          impact on the open landscape of the countryside.
                                       and diversity in the countryside providing a range of facilities      Applications for such development will be assessed on
                                       for locals to utilise and results in the creation of jobs.            their own merits. Greenbelt policy covers recreational
                                                                                                             facilities. No need to make provision for formal recreation
                                                                                                             in the countryside as it can be located in urban areas just
                                                                                                             as well. The reason for the policy is to utilise the
                                                                                                             countryside for informal recreation such as walking and
                                                                                                             cycling which is better in the countryside.
            Ward Bros
308/17      (Plant Hire) Ltd ENV31
                                       Policy does not include the Woodland Trust's 'Woodland                The Accessible Natural Greenspace standard in Policy        No change.
                                       Access Standard' for Local Authorities to aim for. (Woodland          CFR23 overlaps with the Woodland Access Standard as
                                       Access Standard aspires that: ' No person should live more            many of the areas of ANG incorporate woodland. Do not
                                       than 500m from at least one area of accessible woodland of            want to introduce new standard until we can achieve
                                       no less than 2ha in size. There should also be at least one           existing one. The WAS is very ambitious and the policy
                                       area of accessible woodland of no less than 20ha within 4km           must be implementable.
            Woodland                   (8km round trip) of people's homes.)
660/4       Trust           ENV31
            Woodland                   Paragraph 11.48. Support                                              No change.                                                  No change.
660/5       Trust           ENV31
                                       The proposals map and written policy is inconsistent and              Generally, Green Belt changes are not made unless they      Changes to Green Belt
                                       confusing with regard to Green Belt and landscape                     are part of an objection to a specific site. At this next   boundary will be
                                       designations and therefore the implications of how Green Belt         stage of the Plan , any changes to the proposals map will   shown in an A4
                                       policy has been applied cannot be properly considered                 be shown as amendments on A4 excerpts of the map.           booklet.
                                       relative to particular sites. Further clarification states that the
                                       proposals map should show where the Green Belt boundary
                                       changes have been made (since adoption). This isn't clear on
                                       the Replacement Plan but will it be shown on the redeposit?
            Hall
10/5        Construction    ENV32
                                       The Green Belt boundary goes through garden- wants it         This garden contributes to the openness of the Green          No change.
                                       modified to follow the fences around the garden.              Belt and the current boundary makes sense on the
151/1       A. Mitchell     ENV32                                                                    ground.
                                       Paragraph 11.50. Object to the allocation of Kibblesworth and Letter 31/01/05 "In respect to the allocation for residential Email 7/06/05
                                       the exceptional circumstances of deleting land from the       development of the greenfield site at Kibblesworth, the       confirms withdrawal.
                                       Green Belt. Request that PDL at Marley Hill replaces the      company have decided that they are no longer going to
                                       Kibblesworth allocation for residential development. New      pursue the objection in relation to this site."
                                       housing development on Marley Hill would provide the
                                       necessary funding to assist in the reclamation of the site.
                                       This would represent the exceptional circumstance for
            UK Coal
                                       deleting land from the Green Belt.
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259/2       Mr Taylor       ENV32      Kibblesworth allocation                                          Addressed as part of housing chapter.
            South                      Green Belt boundary missing on proposals map adjacent to         Recognised that a printing error has been made.                Change has been
            Tyneside                   Leam Lane, Wardley and Bill Quay                                                                                                made to proposals
272/7       Council         ENV32                                                                                                                                      map.
                                       Kibblesworth allocation - existing service and employment        Addressed as part of housing chapter.
                                       base is small so extra housing will increase the use of the
            Highways                   private car. Significant impact on the strategic highway
457/48      Agency          ENV32      network.
                                       Absence of safeguarded land in UDP (ref. PPG 2) A separate       The UDP has allocated sufficient land for housing,             No change.
                                       safeguarded land policy would protect Green Belt boundaries      employment etc and does not require safeguarded land.
                                       for a long time by safeguarding land for development needs       Policy 12, RSS for the North East does not mention the
                                       that might arise beyond the plan period. Such a policy may       requirement to allocate safeguarded land.
                                       be worded as follows: 'Safeguarded Land, as shown on the
                                       Proposals Map, will be protected under policy ENV33 until
                                       such a time as it is deemed required for development in a
                                       future review of the Plan.' Areas allocated as Safeguarded
                                       Land should be listed in such a policy and identified clearly
                                       on the Proposals Map.
565/4       Barratt         ENV32
                                                                                                        This pond is not currently protected by a designation,    No change.
                                      Objection on omission to restoration of Drovers Road Pond -       however, there are Great Crested Newts living there so it
571/2       Philip Lund     ENV32 (?) recognised in UDP for protection .                                is protected under Protected Species legislation.
                                      Green Belt boundary goes through garden of 96, Sunniside          This garden contributes to the openness of the Green      No change.
                                      Road. Does not follow any clearly defined physical features       Belt and the current boundary makes sense on the
                                      on the ground. (made alteration at last stage)                    ground.
580/1       Lisa Mitchell   ENV32
                                                                                                                                                                       No change.
                                       Need to link to other policies on delivery and weight to be      The site in question is not appropriate for a housing
581/12      Mr T Proud      ENV32      attached to other policies (in reference to site at Greenside)   allocation because of Green Belt and transport issues.
                                       Inclusion of site at Greenside is an anomaly - should be         Although the allotment allocation will be removed from         Amended proposals
                                       excluded from Green Belt.                                        the site of the large stable building, it will remain in the   map but not to satisfy
                                                                                                        Green Belt. A slight change will be made to exclude the        whole objection.
581/15      Mr T Proud      ENV32                                                                       bungalow's driveway from the Green Belt.




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                                       Omission of safeguarded land in UDP (ref. PPG 2) Should         The UDP has allocated sufficient land for housing,       No change.
                                       include a new policy that would cater for safeguarded land. A   employment etc and doesn't require safeguarded land.
                                       separate safeguarded land policy would protect Green Belt       Policy 12, RSS for the North East does not mention the
                                       boundaries for a long time by safeguarding land for             requirement to allocate safeguarded land.
                                       development needs that might arise beyond the plan period.
                                       Such a policy may be worded as follows: 'Safeguarded Land,
                                       as shown on the Proposals Map, will be protected under
                                       policy ENV33 until such a time as it is deemed required for
                                       development in a future review of the Plan.' Areas allocated
                                       as Safeguarded Land should be listed in such a policy and
                                       identified clearly on the Proposals Map.

585/4       Mem Tahir       ENV32
                                       Green Belt boundary runs through garden.                        This garden contributes to the openness of the Green     No change.
            Mr and Mrs G                                                                               Belt and the current boundary makes sense on the
592/1       White           ENV32                                                                      ground.
                                       Green Belt boundary drawn excessively tight around built up                                                              No change.
                                       area of Ryton allowing no room for future growth and this land This area of Green Belt is of the Highest Landscape
            Taylor                     (between Westfield Lane and Barmoor Lane) does not need Quality (ENV36) and therefore it is highly preferable to
593/15      Woodrow         ENV32      to be kept permanently 'open'.                                 leave it open and allocated as Green Belt.
            Alan D                     Kibblesworth allocation                                        Addressed as part of housing chapter.
597/4       Johnson         ENV32
                                       The boundary around Sunniside should be amended to              The situation on the ground has not changed since the    No change.
                                       include the existing development of the village that has been   Green Belt was designated and as such no exceptional
            Alan D                     in existence since the 1920s, i.e. the Pennyfine Road area      circumstances could justify a change.
597/5       Johnson         ENV32
                                       Land between Lead Road and Spen Lane at Greenside               This large area contributes to the openness of the Green No change.
                                       should be released from the Green Belt and should either be     Belt and safeguards the countryside around Greenside.
607/4       Miller Homes    ENV32      safeguarded or allocated for housing development.
                                       Green Belt policy restricts development of sites such as the    Addressed as part of housing chapter.
609/26      George Wimpy ENV32         land north of Kibblesworth
                                       Support Kibblesworth housing allocation.                        No change.                                               No change.
609/27      George Wimpy ENV32
                                       Green Belt boundary cuts land at Beda Hill, Hooker Gate,    This area of the Green Belt is strategically important and   Amend proposals map
                                       High Spen in half. The boundary does not follow physical    this very large garden contributes to the openness           to include the whole
                                       features such as the burn and hedge and fence lines that                                                                 site IN the Green Belt.
                                       define and separate the site from the adjacent woodland and
                                       agricultural land. Seeking re-alignment of High Spen
611/1       Mr J Cowan   ENV32         settlement boundary.
622/5       Concept 2000 ENV32         Kibblesworth allocation                                         Addressed as part of housing chapter.




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                                       Remove sites in and around Ryton Woodside from Green                  The settlement is quite sprawling and therefore a           No change.
                                       Belt to enable limited development.                                   settlement envelope would include too many sites for infill
                                                                                                             development which would harm the character of Ryton
                                                                                                             Woodside. This area of Green Belt already has several
                                                                                                             developed areas and is therefore susceptible to further
                                                                                                             development that might encroach on the openness.
632/2       Margaret Edge ENV32
                                       Seek to remove the CBS Autos site, Stella Road from the               The current boundary follows an appropriate physical          No change.
                                       Green Belt designation. The site does not contribute to the           boundary and all the surrounding land is open fields.
                                       openness of the Green Belt therefore its inclusion is
            Patrick
                                       unnecessary.
647/1       Parsons LTD     ENV32
                                       Green Belt boundary goes through garden of 96, Sunniside              This garden contributes to the openness of the Green          No change.
                                       Road. Does not follow any clearly defined physical features           Belt and the current boundary makes sense on the
                                       on the ground. (made alteration at last stage)                        ground.
662/1       J. Mitchell     ENV32
                                       The proposals map and written policy is inconsistent and              Generally, Green Belt changes are not made unless they        Changes to Green Belt
                                       confusing with regard to Green Belt and landscape                     are part of an objection to a specific site. At this next     boundary will be
                                       designations and therefore the implications of how Green Belt         stage of the Plan , any changes to the proposals map will     shown in an A4
                                       policy has been applied cannot be properly considered                 be shown as amendments on A4 excerpts of the map.             booklet.
                                       relative to particular sites. Further clarification states that the
                                       proposals map should show where the Green Belt boundary
                                       changes have been made (since adoption). This isn't clear on
                                       the Replacement Plan but will it be shown on the redeposit?
            Hall
10/6        Construction    ENV33
                                       The policy fails to acknowledge that there may be 'very                This would really weaken the policy. Development with        No change.
                                       special circumstances' where 'inappropriate development' in           very special circumstances will be judged on its own
104/16      GONE            ENV33      the Green Belt can be justifiable.                                    merits.
                                       The policy fails to include reference to, or identify on the          Each site will be considered on it's individual merits - no   No change.
                                       Proposals Map any 'Major Developed Sites in the Green Belt'           particular sites stands out as requiring exception from
                                       as required in Annex C of PPG2. Request that the policy is            Green Belt legislation.
                                       amended to address this issue or that a new policy be
                                       incorporated into the Plan to deal with future development at
                                       such sites. Specifically request that sewage treatment works
                                       at Birtley, Lockhaugh and Rowlands Gill be identified and that
                                       the UDP contain an appropriate policy relating to future
                                       investment at these works. Alternatively, could amend policy
                                       M22 to explicitly include sewage treatment facilities within the
                                       category of developments allowed in the Green Belt by this
            Northumbrian               policy.
236/4       Water           ENV33




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                                       An additional criteria should be added to Policy ENV33 (i)       Built development is not the only way of reclaiming and No change
                                       allowing built development in the Green Belt which enables       remediating derelict and contaminated sites and in many
                                       the reclamation and remediation of derelict and contaminated     cases built development may be more damaging to the
            UK Coal                    sites                                                            quality of the Green Belt than the current state of the
246/8       Mining          ENV33                                                                       land.
247/10      RMC(UK)         ENV33      This policy does not reflect government guidance as stated       A reference to mineral extraction and the green belt will   A reference to mineral
                                       within paragraph 3.11 of PPG2 with regard to green belts and     improve the integration of policies in the plan.            extraction not being an
                                       the winning and working of minerals. It should be revised to                                                                 inappropriate activity
                                       accord with paragraph 3.11 of PPG2; that mineral extraction                                                                  in the green belt is
                                       need not be inappropriate development provided that high                                                                     added to policy ENV33
                                       environmental standards are maintained and the site                                                                          (now ENV37).
                                       restored.
251/6       QPA             ENV33      No reference is made to minerals development but PPG2            A reference to mineral extraction in the green belt would   Amended policy to
                                       states that minerals need not be an inappropriate                be a repetition of national guidance but no objection to    include a reference to
                                       development in the green belt. QPA would like the inclusion      including it.                                               mineral activity in the
                                       of a reference to minerals extraction in accordance with                                                                     green belt.
                                       government guidance. Suggested wording: "(v) provided high
                                       environmental standards are maintained and sites are well
                                       restored, minerals extraction need not be an inappropriate
                                       development in the green belt."

                                       Green Belt boundary should be re-examined in relation to         The purpose of the Green Belt is to check unrestricted       No change.
                                       housing land supply in Crawcrook and Greenside. UDP              sprawl between settlements so no change will be made to
                                       Review document is not sufficiently forward thinking to secure   the boundary around the southern edge of Crawcrook.
                                       land required for development for future needs. An area south    The site plans included are in the middle of open
            Ward Bros                  of Crawcrook and the surrounding village should be kept          greenbelt and it is unlikely that these will ever be removed
308/18      (Plant Hire) Ltd ENV33     outwith the bounds of the greenbelt.                             from the allocation.
            South                      Proposals map. Objects to the omission of the line of the        Correct cartographic error.                                 Corrected proposals
            Tyneside                   Green Belt in the vicinity of Leam Lane.                                                                                     map.
272/4       Council          ENV33
                                       The policy does not include the settlement of Low Greenside The Settlement envelope would have to be tightly drawn No change.
                                       as an inset within which infilling development will be allowed around houses and as such there would be no infill sites.
                                                                                                      If the gardens were included then there would be too
                                                                                                      many sites for infill development and the character of the
617/1       Mr Lowdon       ENV34                                                                     settlement may be damaged.
                                       Paragraph 11.55/56. Insufficient justification in text as to why Expanded the text to add more justification.                Reworded supporting
                                       some settlements have been included and others have not.                                                                     text.
617/2       Mr Lowdon       ENV34




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                                       Objection to extent of settlement envelope for Eighton Banks.   Although the extension of the settlement boundary to      Modified proposals
                                       Should extend the village envelope east of the line of Bowes    meet the full objection would be inappropriate as some of map.
                                       Railway following the linear development along Mount Road.      it includes open Green Belt, the boundary could be
                                       Circumstances have changed since 1998 when UDP was              modified to take account of the changes on the ground.
                                       adopted as the farm buildings at Mount Farm has been
621/1       Mr G Lewis       ENV34     developed for residential purposes.
                                       Ryton-Woodside should be included in policy as washed-          The settlement is quite sprawling and therefore a           No change.
                                       over. There are areas within the village that would benefit     settlement envelope would include too many sites for infill
                                       from limited sympathetic development.                           development which would harm the character of Ryton
                                                                                                       Woodside. This area of Green Belt already has several
                                                                                                       developed areas and is therefore susceptible to further
                                                                                                       development that might encroach on the openness.
632/1       Margaret Edge    ENV34
603/1       John Kelly       ENV34.1   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
            Mr David                   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
610/1       Stone            ENV34.1
613/1       Craig Lines      ENV34.1   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
            Dr Lucy                    Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
614/1       Walker           ENV34.1
                                       Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
            Carolyn Louise
618/1       Balfour          ENV34.1
619/1       Karen Knox       ENV34.1   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
626/1       Jenny Evans      ENV34.1   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
628/1       Alison Gibson    ENV34.1   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
633/1       B. Dellow        ENV34.1   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
            Carolyn                    Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
644/1       Earlam           ENV34.1
            Rosemary                   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
645/1       Davies           ENV34.1
648/1       Gill Hall        ENV34.1   Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
                                       Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.
666/1       Francis Evans ENV34.1
667/1       V. Dellow     ENV34.1      Support Clara Vale Settlement Envelope                          No Change                                                 No change.




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48/1        City of         ENV35      Omission in glossary of definition of Strategic Employment     Deleted policy ENV35 following outcome of joint study    Deleted Policy ENV35,
            Sunderland                 Site and clarification of what site could comprise.            with South Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead            added supporting text
                                                                                                      Councils. Following detailed joint working between South to STR2 Chapter 4
                                                                                                      Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead Council the
                                                                                                      preferred location of Sunderland Prestige Employment
                                                                                                      Site for 70-90ha site is an area of land within South
                                                                                                      Tyneside (bounded by the Fellgate estate, A194, A184(T)
                                                                                                      and Calf Close Burn has been recommended which will
                                                                                                      be incorporated within South Tyneside Area Action Plan.
                                                                                                      North Sunderland Prestige Employment site will
                                                                                                      accommodate major investors in growth sectors and
                                                                                                      prestige business cluster development within knowledge
                                                                                                      sectors of regional significance. Insert definition of
                                                                                                      prestige employment site as per RSS and rename in
                                                                                                      terms of Tyne Wear Park. Insert reference to site in the
                                                                                                      STR2.

585/3       Mem Tahir       ENV36      Former depot, Bewes Hill Lane, Blaydon - remove landscape      Reject - landscape quality designations to be retained for   None
                                       quality designation from this site.                            whole of Green Belt
104/17      GONE            ENV36      Conflicts with National policy                                 Partly accept - Policy to be retained pending completion     Alter policy (now
                                       3 grounds:                                                     of Landscape Character Assessment commissioned by            ENV39): add ref. to
                                       1. PPS 7 paragraphs 24 and 25 Delete unless use of criteria-   the Council.                                                 new policy DC1; add
                                       based policies can't provide protection.                                                                                    supporting text on
                                       2. PPS 7 paragraphs 15 and 21                                                                                               need to retain policy
                                       3. ENV8 of RPG1                                                                                                             pending a landscape
                                                                                                                                                                   character-based
                                                                                                                                                                   policy; and to confirm
                                                                                                                                                                   that level of protection
                                                                                                                                                                   is lower than that
                                                                                                                                                                   afforded to national
                                                                                                                                                                   designations, remove
                                                                                                                                                                   ref. to test of
                                                                                                                                                                   exceptional
                                                                                                                                                                   circumstances and
                                                                                                                                                                   emphasise distinction
                                                                                                                                                                   between "high" and
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555/1       Phil Anderson ENV36        Green Belt designations on land at Cowen Gardens                 Reject - Has given wrong policy number, this refers to     None
                                                                                                        ENV32. Appropriate to retain land in Green Belt and to
                                                                                                        retain landscape quality designation
597/6       Alan D          ENV36      Landscape quality - designations subjective and should be        Reject - need some approach to protecting worthwhile       No change in
            Johnson                    omitted.                                                         countryside beyond general development control policy.     response to this
                                                                                                        Assessed against criteria, not subjective.                 objection but policy
                                                                                                                                                                   (now ENV39) to
                                                                                                                                                                   change in response to
                                                                                                                                                                   other considerations.

660/6       Woodland        ENV36      Unnecessary to have caveat "except in very special               Accept                                                     Alter policy (now
            Trust                      circumstances" in policy as it repeats national policy.                                                                     ENV39) to remove this
                                                                                                                                                                   clause, to distinguish
                                                                                                                                                                   between national and
                                                                                                                                                                   local designations

56/11       Countryside     ENV36      Omission of Landscape Character Assessment approach to           Partly accept - Policy to be retained pending completion   Add material in
            Agency                     landscape protection.                                            of Landscape Character Assessment commissioned by          supporting text to
                                                                                                        the Council.                                               policy (now ENV39) on
                                                                                                                                                                   need to retain policy
                                                                                                                                                                   pending a landscape
                                                                                                                                                                   character-based policy

308/19      Ward Bros        ENV36     Objection to inclusion of land in high landscape quality area.   Reject - landscape quality designations to be retained for None
            (Plant Hire) Ltd                                                                            whole of Green Belt
            and Mr Les
            Clark
246/10      UK Coal          ENV36     Landscape protection - suggest replacement of "will" with        Reject - proposed change would unacceptably weaken         None
            Mining                     "may" re "high" landscape value designation. "All                the policy
                                       development would have adverse impact"
565/1       Barratt         ENV36      No longer applies because of construction of bypass.      Reject - by-pass built before Landscape assessment was            None
                                                                                                 carried out
609/28      George Wimpy ENV36         Landscape protection - should not compromise development Reject - may have impact on design as setting of area of           None
                                       potential of sites such as Kibblesworth North.            high landscape value but appropriate to retain wording of
                                                                                                 policy
593/16      Taylor          ENV36      Landscape protection should be deleted from client's land Reject - landscape quality designations to be retained for        None
            Woodrow                    NW of Ryton                                               whole of Green Belt
                                       Support.                                                  No change.                                                        No change
81/23       English Nature ENV37




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                                       The policy does not fully accord with national policy guidance     A reference to other sustainability considerations will be Reworded final
                                       on the protection of best and most versatile (BMV)                 added to the final sentence. Para. 28 in PPS 7 refers to     sentence of policy.
                                       agricultural land, in para. 28 of PPS7. The policy should be       sustainability considerations: biodiversity, the quality and
                                       reviewed and amended to reflect the approach set out in            character of the landscape, amenity value or heritage
                                       PPS7 whereby wider sustainability factors also enter into the      interest, accessibility or infrastructure, workforce and
                                       reckoning when considering development proposals affecting         markets, maintaining viable communities, and the
                                       agricultural land.                                                 protection of natural resources, including soil quality.
104/18      GONE            ENV37
247/9       RMC(UK)         ENV37      Mineral extraction does not permanently affect the best and        The point of this policy is not to prejudice mineral        No change.
                                       most versatile land.                                               development.
            Countryside                Support                                                            No change.                                                  No Change
56/7        Agency          ENV38
                                       Support                                                            No change.                                                  No Change
81/24       English Nature ENV38 (f)
                                       Paragraph 11.63 - Would be appropriate to explain ENV38 (f)                                                                    Added criterion to
                                       further, indicating that bats and great crested newts are the                                                                  policy.
                                       most likely protected species to be affected by diversification.   Added criterion to DC1 which states that: "planning
                                       As these species are protected under European legislation,         permission will only be granted for new development
                                       the provisions of the Habitats Regulations will have to be met     where it…does not have an adverse impact on statutorily
81/25       English Nature ENV38       where they are present.                                            Protected Species, or their habitats"
                                       Paragraph 11.63 - Support                                          No change.                                              No Change
81/26       English Nature ENV38
                                       Policy needs to be strengthened to make specific reference         Amend text to make a specific reference.                    Amended text.
            English                    to the heritage significance and status of the building and the
80/12       Heritage        ENV39      need to have regard to it
                                       Paragraph 11.64. As elsewhere, the possible presence of                                                                       Added criterion to
                                       bats, as European protected Species, should be recognised          Added criterion to DC1 which states that: "planning        policy.
                                       and, where roost sites are present, addressed under the            permission will only be granted for new development
                                       Habitats Regulations in considering the adaptation of rural        where it…does not have an adverse impact on statutorily
81/27       English Nature ENV39       buildings.                                                         Protected Species, or their habitats"
                                                                                                          Redrafted to cover all tree works. This will be applicable Policy redrafted.
                                                                                                          to trees in Conservation Areas, trees covered by Tree
                                                                                                          Preservation Orders (TPOs) and other tree cover. Within
                                                                                                          the supporting text, a reference to the Sites of Nature
                                       Policy does not read as enforceable in the context of              Conservation Interest (SNCI) designation of ancient
                                       Development Control planning. (EN may have ancient                 woodland has been added, as it is protected by ENV46.
81/28       English Nature ENV41       woodland policies)
            Woodland                                                                                      No change.                                                  No change.
660/7       Trust          ENV41       Support
            Woodland                                                                                      No change.                                                  No change.
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                                                                                                        Agree that a reference to PAWS can be added.                 Reworded as
                                       Paragraph 11.70. Lack of consideration for planted ancient                                                                    suggested.
                                       woodland sites (PAWS). Reword paragraph to
                                       say…Measures may include the acquisition and management
                                       of woodlands by the Council, the restoration of planted
            Woodland                   ancient woodland sites, and the planting of trees in suitable
660/9       Trust           ENV41      locations including recreation areas and transport corridors.'
            Countryside                                                                                 No change.                                                   No change.
56/10       Agency          ENV42      Support
            Woodland                                                                                 No change.                                                      No change.
660/10      Trust           ENV42      Support
                                       EN recommends that the Durham Biodiversity Action Plan        Redrafted policy to make DBAP relevant to all                   Amended text
                                       targets should apply to all development where any planting or development: '…actively pursued in considering
                                       landscaping is appropriate, not just where nature             development proposals.'
                                       conservation is a material consideration, as this can always
                                       make some contribution to the biodiversity of the area.
81/31       English Nature ENV43
                                       EN would like to this policy promoted in line with the DBAP       Reworded: " Wherever possible, all types of wildlife
                                       targets and the National Area priorities to identify habitats    habitats will be protected and enhanced. Land
                                       appropriate to the area to avoid the use of non-native or        management practices beneficial to wildlife will be
                                       inappropriate species which can be detrimental to the local      encouraged. New development will be laid out and
                                       flora and fauna. Opportunities should also be taken to           landscaped so as to be beneficial to wildlife. Proposals
                                       remove damaging species such as sea buckthorn, a southern        should avoid the use of non-native or inappropriate
                                       species which is used for amenity planting but is invasive and   species in sensitive locations. Where there is evidence of
                                       damaging to existing habitats.                                   damaging species that are invasive to existing habitats,
                                                                                                        these should be removed"
81/32       English Nature ENV44                                                                                                                                     Reworded policy.
                                       EN recognises the need for such policies to be criteria based, No change required as any caveat would weaken the              No change. Objection
                                       and not totally exclusive to all development, and in order to    policy. EN would like the objection to be withdrawn.         withdrawn.
                                       be reasonable, they recommend that a caveat is added to
                                       state that where development may have an adverse effect on
                                       the special interest of the site it will not be permitted unless
                                       the reasons for the development clearly outweigh the nature
                                       conservation value of the site itself.
81/33       English Nature ENV45
                                       Paragraph 11.77. EN would like to be named in this               Reword paragraphs and state that EN will be consulted        Reworded text.
                                       paragraph as a statutory consultee when considering              with regard to SSSIs.
81/34       English Nature ENV45       applications affecting SSSI.




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                                       Wording of policy gives no indication of the relative weight        No change required within the policy. Include an             Added paragraphs
                                       and significance given to the protection of nature                  additional introductory paragraph after 11.76 (before        before policy ENV45
                                       conservation interest within statutorily defined designations,      SSSI policy) referring to the protection hierarchy and the   (now ENV48).
                                       relative to protection in other locations. Policy needs             statutory significance of SSSIs.
                                       amending to reflect a protection hierarchy. Rewording of
                                       policy ENV45 may mean other related policies also needs
104/19      GONE            ENV45      rewording to achieve the objective.
                                        Should provide a clear criteria base along with provisions for     Redrafted the supporting text to clarify the approach      Amended text
                                       compensation and mitigation should planning permission be           taken to protecting sites, including the need to adopt a
                                       granted. Require reference to hierarchy of nationally to locally    hierarchal approach and the wide range in the quality of
                                       important sites.                                                    sites (as above). Add sentence to policy stating that "In
                                                                                                           exceptional circumstances, in the event where it is not
                                                                                                           possible to protect an SNCI, appropriate mitigation should
                                                                                                           be provided of at least equivalent value'.
81/35       English Nature ENV46
                                       Inadequate evaluation of the impacts on nature conservation         The site at Shibdon Meadows has be reallocated as a          Amended text.
                                       interests and there is no reasoned justification of how the         mixed use site for a range of uses including open space
                                       need for development takes precedence over nature                   which will hopefully be more acceptable in nature
                                       conservation importance.                                            conservation terms and create more of a balance
                                                                                                           between economic and nature conservation interests.
81/30       English Nature ENV46
                                       ENV46 Shibdon Meadow SNCI and Employment Site West                  The site will be reallocated as a mixed use site for a       Amended text.
                           Map         of Derwenthaugh Road - object to employment allocation              range of uses including open space.
81/29       English Nature ENV10
                                       To make the policy more enforceable, the final sentence             Changed final sentence of policy to read '…where             Amended text.
                                       should read '…where suitable replacement land will be               suitable replacement land is provided that will retain the
                                       provided that will retain the integrity of the corridor network',   integrity of the corridor.' Changed paragraph by adding
                                       this should be complemented by a similar amendment at the           'extend and' after corridors in the first sentence, and in
                                       end of 11.80 '…a suitable piece of land will be brought into...'    the final sentence replace 'can be' with 'is'.
                                       11.80 should also begin 'Wildlife corridors extend and allow
81/36       English Nature ENV47       free movement...'
                                       Support policy in principle but make amendments. Remove             Reworded as EN suggested (above) as this rewording is        Reworded as EN
                                       final sentence of policy. Remove the following from para.           too restrictive considering the weight that is attached to   suggest (above)
                                       11.80: 'free', 'unspoilt' and 'development that is intrusive may    the importance of Wildlife Corridors.
                                       be acceptable if a suitable piece of land can be brought into
            Woodland                   the wildlife corridor to replace that which is lost'.
660/11      Trust           ENV47




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                                       Omit the Wildlife Corridor indicated on the UDP proposals           No change required. These Wildlife Corridors are based        No change.
                                       map. The lines are arbitrary and are meaningless and overlap        on those already identified by the Tyne and Wear
                                       in adjoining authorities. In practical terms there can be no        Conservation Strategy in 1988. These corridors link
                                       justification for the lines that are drawn. The Green Belt and      isolated sites supporting a small number of species with
                                       wildlife are intrinsically linked and there should be no need for   other sources of wildlife and may perhaps allow them to
                                       other boundaries.                                                   colonise new sites. Their function can not be met by the
                                                                                                           Green Belt as they go through urban areas. Based on
            Alan D                                                                                         sound ecological principles.
597/2       Johnson           ENV47
            Hall                       The criteria for selecting the areas allocated as wildlife    Amended supporting text to refer to how wildlife corridors Amended text.
10/4        Construction      ENV47    corridors in not included nor appropriately defined.          are selected.
                                       The wildlife corridors shown on the proposals map cross the Removed notation on the proposals map that crosses           Amended proposals
                                       authority boundary. These are acceptable in principle but are the boundary.                                              map.
            Chester-le-                not consistent with the wildlife corridors designated in the
            Street District            adopted Chester-le-Street District Local Plan
42/1        Council           ENV47
                                       The proposals map, in depicting the wildlife corridor that          Removed notation on the proposals map that crosses the Amended proposals
                                       follows the boundary between Gateshead and Tynedale,                boundary.                                              map.
                                       includes a line for the western edge to the corridor that falls
                                       within Tynedale. Regulations and guidance do not allow for
                                       proposals maps to show proposals outside their area or to
            Tynedale                   overlap with the areas that of other proposals maps.
293/5       Council           ENV47
                                       Deallocate the site as being within a wildlife corridor             The policy does not restrict all development, just that       No change.
                                                                                                           which would seriously 'block' the corridor. This site is at
                                                                                                           the edge of a corridor and as such won't be severely
612/5       Bowey Homes ENV47                                                                              restricted by the designation.
                                       Redraw the Green Corridor annotation so to not include any          This is similar to the site above, being on the edge of the No change
                                       part of the existing development site on Longshank Lane. (It        corridor, any development on it would not seriously impair
                                       was clarified that they meant Wildlife Corridor and not Green       the integrity or the value of the corridor and therefore it
624/1       BAE Systems ENV47          Corridor)                                                           may as well remain allocated.
                                       The outer boundary of the wildlife corridors is within              Removed notation on the proposals map that crosses the Amended proposals
            Northumberlan              neighbouring authorities. It is considered that it is outside the   boundary.                                                   map.
            d County                   remit of this Plan to allocated areas in adjacent authorities as
233/3       Council       ENV47        wildlife corridors.
                                       The notation should be less definitive in identifying wildlife      Removed notation on the proposals map that crosses the Amended proposals
                                       corridors, or the accompanying text should make reference to        boundary. Intend to change the notation of the boundary map.
            Derwentside                either the manner in which wildlife corridors function or the       to make it less definitive.
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                                       Paragraph 11.83. Suggest that the final sentence should read Reworded to include 'designated'.                                 Amended text.
                                       ' The urban area has few designated wildlife sites…' as the
                                       sentence goes on to describe other 'important' areas for
81/38       English Nature ENV48       wildlife.
                                       The policy is not clearly criteria based.                    Clarified importance of educational and recreational              Amended text.
81/37       English Nature ENV48                                                                    protection in supporting text.
            Woodland                   Support                                                      No change.                                                        No change.
660/12      Trust          ENV49
                                       Should extend the policy to include the use of planning           No change required. Paragraph 11.76 supporting the           No change
                                       conditions, agreement and obligations to secure and deliver       general Wildlife Habitats policy (ENV44) covers the
                                       habitat creation, management and enhancement rather than          reference to planning obligations etc. Funding sources
                                       rely on the participation of locals and volunteers - even their   should not be covered in the UDP.
81/39       English Nature ENV49       work will need funding.
                                       The policy wording is not reflected in paragraphs 11.85 to        Accept comment.                                              Amend paragraph to
                                       11.91 or the accepted procedure for site investigation. There                                                                  include reference to
            Environment                is no mention of the need for a risk assessment and that                                                                       risk assessment.
85/4        Agency          ENV50      could trigger remediation.
            Environment                The policy should cross refer to all major development sites      The meaning of the policy and its application is clear       Policy re-numbered
85/29       Agency          ENV50      in the plan                                                                                                                    ENV53
            Environment                The policy should cross refer to all major development sites      The meaning of the policy and its application is clear       Policy re-numbered
85/29       Agency          ENV51      in the plan                                                                                                                    ENV54
                                       Paragraph 11.85. Nature conservation interest habitats,
                                       species or geological interests may exist on contaminated         Acknowledge that there are nature conservation interests,
                                       land, where this is the case, relevant nature conservation        habitats, species and geological features which are found Policy has been
                                       policies should be taken into account in determining              only in areas of contamination and which may be worthy amended to take this
81/40       English Nature ENV51       applications.                                                     of protection.                                            into account.
            Environment                Paragraph 11.85. Radon and methane are examples of
85/         Agency         ENV51       contaminants rather than sources.                                 Accept comment.                                              Wording amended.

81/42       English Nature ENV53       Paragraph 11.93. End of sentence missed off.                      Yes, complete sentence.                                      Sentence completed.
                                       Paragraph 11.95. Support nature conservation as beneficial
81/41       English Nature ENV53       use of land.                                                      None required.                                               None required.
                                       Paragraph 11.93. The major derelict sites of Marley Hill and
            Derwentside                Byermoor identified on the proposals map under policy                                                                          Plan amended with
643/4       District Council ENV53     ENV53 are not illustrated in the correct position.                Accept comment.                                              correct location.
246/11      Uk Coal          ENV53     The company request that a comprehensive policy for Marley        The area identified is not acceptable for residential use    No change.
            Mining                     Hill is included which includes surface mining and afteruses      and any employment use would be very small scale,
                                       of residential and employment, leisure, nature conservation       ancillary to a countryside/leisure use appropriate to this
                                       and woodland following restoration.                               location.




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                                       Paragraph 11.96. NWL note the historical position concerning
                                       the discharge of untreated sewage. There are now no
                                       untreated discharges of sewage into rivers in Gateshead
                                       Borough except at time of flood. All sewage is treated to
            Northumbrian               appropriate standards. NWL would request that this
236/6       Water Ltd       ENV54      paragraph be amended to reflect the current position.        Accept comment.                                                 Paragraph amended.
85/5        Environment     ENV54      Needs a stronger, criteria-based policy in line with PPG25   Revised Policy ENV54 (new ref ENV 57). Integrates               Chapter 11 revised
            Agency                     supplied.                                                    Environment Agency's alternative criteria that takes            ENV54 (new ref ENV
                                                                                                    account of: requirements for flood risk assessment.             57) and GDC1 (DC1)
                                                                                                    Supporting text refers to Environment Agency's updated
                                                                                                    Flood Zone Maps and historic food maps, standing
                                                                                                    advice and future intention to undertaking of Tyne
                                                                                                    Corridor Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
81/43       English Nature ENV54       No clear criteria in policy and particularly at EV54b there is no   Revised policy takes account of varied risk referred to   Chapter 11 revised
                                       indication how increasing flood risk will be taken into account.    standing advice, and added criteria regarding             ENV54 d
                                       Para 11.999 ‘Development that would interfere with the ability      development that would interfere with flood control works
                                       to carry out flood control works and maintenance will not be        and maintenance.
                                       permitted’ is a policy statement which should be included in
                                       ENV 54 rather than in the supporting text/


81/44       English Nature ENV54       EN are concerned at the statement that there is only one            Revised policy and supporting text addresses concern     Chapter 11 revised
                           /Para       flood plain in Gateshead. Shibdon Pond SSSI and Shibdon                                                                      ENV54
                           11.100      Pond Meadows are subject to flooding which contributes to
                                       their ecological interest and should therefore be considered
                                       as functional flood plain.

568/1       Mrs Rippeth     ENV56      Sites adjacent to former landfill sites- the European Union  This will be investigated and if this is the case and it has Have been unable to
                                       has changed the standard for development in close proximity been transposed into UK law, the policy will be amended trace this change to
                                       to landfill sites                                            accordingly.                                                 the regulation. No
                                                                                                                                                                 change.
247/12      RMC(UK)         ENV59      This policy does not fully reflect guidance contained within This policy is not specifically designed for minerals        New policy included to
                                       MPG11, particularly paragraphs 38 and 61 relating to         operations and it may not be appropriate to amend it to      specifically address
                                       exceptionally quiet areas and the stripping and spreading of reflect this guidance.                                       noise and mineral
                                       soils. The policy and/or supporting text to paragraph 11.108                                                              workings.
                                       should be revised to reflect the guidance contained within
                                       MPG11 with regard to the control of noise at surface mineral
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  CAPS      Objector          Policy                             Objection                                                 Response to objection                     Action required
Reference     Name           Number
559/1     HM Prison         CFR?       Omission site allocation for new prison in Gateshead.             Reject - no local need or suitable site identified          None
          Service
556/3     Robert Croft      CFR        Objects to the omission of shops at gap site in Whickham.         Treat as retail objection                                   Refer to retail section

620/6       Sport England CFR1         Objects to development of potential new school sites on           Reject - premature in terms of a detailed proposal. At      No change to UDP.
                                       grassed playing fields unless one of Sport England's              Crookhill there is a substantial extra playing field in the
                                       exceptional circumstances apply.                                  Green Belt. At Whickham, the land is not a playing field
                                                                                                         at the moment (will need to check this nearer the PLI as
                                                                                                         situation may have changed on the ground). New
                                                                                                         allocations of sites under this policy will be resolved
                                                                                                         through the application process with regard being paid to
                                                                                                         Sport England's criteria and role as a statutory consultee.

620/7       Sport England CFR2         Objection to loss of playing field unless one of the exceptional Reject - Same as for CFR1 but this time applying to         None
                                       circumstances apply.                                             general locations for new schools. Two of these have
                                                                                                        been decided and Northside is up in the air. Extra schools
                                                                                                        to be included in this policy but other policies in this
                                                                                                        chapter deal with loss of school, and other, playing fields

597/8       Alan D          CFR2       Allocation of St Edmund Campion School. No replacement            Reject - there is a policy that covers loss of pitches.     None. This site now
            Johnson                    pitches.                                                          Overtaken by events - approval of application for new       covered by CFR1 as
                                                                                                         school and pitches.                                         firm proposal
                                                                                                                                                                     approved.
457/50      Highways        CFR2       Objects to the housing allocation at Birtley, and, co-            The proposal is in line with the Council's concern to       Retained as CFR3.
            Agency                     incidentally, the new school that is seen as being needed to      deliver sustainable communities.
                                       serve it.
620/8       Sport England CFR3         Support                                                           Noted                                                       None
620/9       Sport England CFR4         Policy should apply if loss of playing fields would create        Partly accept - re circumstances where a deficiency         Amend policy (now
                                       deficiency, and where there is a surplus, mitigation in form of   would be created, which could only apply where              CFR5) and supporting
                                       upgrading of other pitches should be sought as                    education pitches contributed to supply of general sports   text.
                                       compensation.                                                     pitches through community use agreements.
620/9       Sport England CFR4         Policy should apply if loss of playing fields would create      Partly accept - re circumstances where a deficiency           Amend policy (now
                                       deficiency, and where there is a surplus, mitigation in form of would be created, which could only apply where                CFR5) and supporting
                                       upgrading of other pitches should be sought as                  education pitches contributed to supply of general sports     text.
                                       compensation.                                                   pitches through community use agreements.
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556/2       Robert Croft    CFR10      Objects to the omission of a recreational facility in Whickham The facility described would require a significant            Reject
                                       for community use etc.                                         population threshold and compete with other facilities in
                                                                                                      the area.
620/10      Sport England CFR10        Support                                                        Noted                                                         None
620/11      Sport England CFR11        Support                                                        Noted                                                         None
81/45       English Nature CFR12       Support                                                        Noted                                                         None

81/46       English Nature CFR13     Support                                                          Noted                                                         None
                           and 12.17
620/12      Sport England CFR14      Bring the policy into line with "Planning Policies for Sport"    Reject - there is no strict need for a schedule. The Sport    None
                                     para. 65 or PPG 17 para. 15. Identify the sites in the Playing   England model policy would not protect such facilities as
                                     Pitch Strategy on the Proposals Map and in a schedule.           well as this one.

556/3       Gateshead       CFR14      Should allow for the use of commuted sums                      Reject - covered by (b) in the policy                         None
            College
255/9       BT PLC          CFR17      Local Open Space seeks to impose measures not always           Reject - apparently based on a misconception. We              Draft new introductory
                                       justifiable.                                                   should make sure that the meaning of "neighbourhood" is       para. (12.24) to
                                       Re-write to provide guidance on what is considered             sufficiently clear (not "housing development") and there is   section on open space
                                       appropriate.                                                   a cross-ref to H13 (now H14).                                 clarifying respective
                                                                                                                                                                    roles of standards in
                                                                                                                                                                    this chapter and
                                                                                                                                                                    policies in the Housing
                                                                                                                                                                    chapter


609/29      George          CFR17      Support                                                        Noted                                                         None
            Wimpey
565/3       Barratt         CFR17.1 Local open space, dependent on their desire for allocation of Reject - not an objection, claiming that implementation of        None
                                    land at Bracken Way.                                          the policy can be achieved with the allocation of an
                                                                                                  additional housing site in Crawcrook
566/4       Gateshead      CFR17.12 Enhancement of open space should be an alternative to         Reject                                                            None
            College                 retention even where there is a deficiency.
561/12      Coquetdale     CFR18    Objects to the designation of Carr Hill reservoir as a public Partly accept - site is not public open space, though it is       Remove notation for
            Property/North          open space as it contains operational equipment and is        urban greenspace                                                  open space protection
            umbrian Water           fenced off for safety reasons. It is suggested that housing                                                                     (now CFR23) from site
                                    development be allowed on parts of the site to generate
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581/16      Mr T Proud      CFR21      Holding objection in relation to CFR24 - site is not public      Reject - issue really covered by objection to CFR24.           None. Can confirm to
                                       open space.                                                      However the reference to public open space in CFR24            objector that the policy
                                                                                                        (now CFR27) would still apply to the part which is             does not apply to the
                                                                                                        apparently still allotments.                                   land in question

597/7       Alan D          CFR23      Accessible greenspace deletion of Cut Thorn/Gibside and          Reject - evidence to the contrary                              None
            Johnson                    Hillside.
251/2       Quarry          CFR23      No detailed objection to CFR23. Refers to fact that open         Reject - objection provides no reason or basis to change       None
            Products                   space and recreational designations may come close to            the policy
            Association                mineral working sites and more info should be provided.
            (QPA)
136/4       Lafarge         CFR23      Designation of accessible natural greenspace applying to the Accept - the area concerned is not riverside but the water         Remove notation on
                                       Tyne riverside at their site is incorrect and potentially    surface of the Tyne and inter-tidal mud and shingle,               Proposals Map from
                                       dangerous                                                    however despite following English Nature advice the                water surface of River
                                                                                                    designation of water surfaces as accessible natural                Tyne and amend map
                                                                                                    greenspace is misleading.                                          CFR1 in body of Plan
                                                                                                                                                                       accordingly

81/47       English Nature CFR23       Paragraph 12.28. Policy is not clear on target delivery. Policy The supporting text indicates that the Council will             Retain policy re-
                                       should set out criteria.                                          undertake further research and additional advice may be       numbered as CFR26.
                                                                                                         issued, through a supplementary planning document in
                                                                                                         the future.
581/17      Mr T Proud      CFR24      Object to allotment protection policy and allocation of this site Partly accept - E part of site is not allotments. Rest is     No change to policy.
                                       as such. Unrealistic for Council to require individual            apparently so in terms of usage but "in a number of           Remove allotment
                                       landowners to provide replacement sites.                          different ownerships" and implication is that they are not    notation from E part of
                                                                                                         rented. Do not know renting arrangements. Cannot              site.
                                                                                                         accept the wider objections to the policy in so far as they
                                                                                                         are given ("a number of wider reasons including…") as (i)
                                                                                                         requirement for replacement is reasonable where there is
                                                                                                         demand and (ii) policy does not require surplus
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  CAPS      Objector          Policy                              Objection                                                Response to objection                          Action Required
Reference    Name            Number
247/7     RMC(UK)           M1          This policy makes no reference to the guidance contained in       When the RAWP undertook its sub regional                   No change.
                                        MPGs1 and 6 (para 63) which advises that MPAs should              apportionment exercise in 2003, it was concluded that
                                        maintain a stock of planning permissions for aggregate            although the sand and gravel landbank was low in Tyne
                                        extraction (a landbank) of at least 7 years working. It is also   and Wear and would have to be monitored closely, it was
                                        considered that references to "social" gains is inappropriate     adequate for the period to 2016. In addition, the land
                                        given that the Town and Country Planning System is primarily      bank for the region as a whole was adequate. Therefore
                                        concerned with land use matters. Suggest policy is amended        there is no need to allocate further sites for sand and
                                        to include: "will only be permitted if the environmental and      gravel extraction in Gateshead in the current plan period.
                                        economic…." and "the need to contribute to national, regional     Furthermore no operator has made an application for
                                        and local supply. With regard to aggregates a landbank of at      further extraction within the Borough. The objector's
                                        least 7 years will be sought to be maintained..."                 comment on planning simply being about land use is out
                                                                                                          of step with the Government's approach to planning
                                                                                                          which emphasises sustainability which encompasses
                                                                                                          economic, social and environmental factors.


104/20      GONE            M1          The policy should be redrafted into a more positively worded      Accept suggestion.                                            Policy amended .
                                        policy that acknowledges the need to contribute to national,
                                        regional and local targets for minerals supply or the
                                        management of waste subject to other material
                                        considerations.
81/48       English Nature M2 para      This policy should address direct, indirect and cumulative        These matters are covered by Policy GDC1.                     No change.
                           13.4         impact on nature conservation interests including sites,
                                        habitats, species and geological interests.
247/11      RMC(UK)         M2          The zone of influence concept cannot be defined at the            Disagree with comment.                                        No change.
                                        development plan stage and a policy reference to an
                                        indefinable concept introduces an unacceptable level of
                                        uncertainty into the plan. Any planning
                                        application/environmental assessment would as a matter of
                                        course identify potential effects on amenity relating to the
                                        environmental issues referred to by the policy, making the
                                        zone of influence concept redundant. Delete reference to
                                        zone of influence.
246/14      UK Coal         para 13.10 Five Year Rule. A reference to ensuring appropriate provision      It is not always the case that the need for a minerals will   No change.
                                       of minerals is added as an over-riding material consideration      be an overriding material consideration. This will depend
                                       in paragraph 13.10. Add "Ensuring an appropriate provision in      on the circumstances of each particular case. This is
                                       the supply of minerals."                                           implicit in the policy and supporting text.
247/13      RMC(UK)         paras 13.9- See objection to M3 - delete paras 13.9-10                        Disagree with comment                                         No change.
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568/5       Mrs Rippeth     M3         Zone of influence- delete these paragraphs, - it is considered
                                       that the concept is redundant and that it is highly subjective in It was explained that an exercise was being undertaken to     Policy retained and
                                       nature and impacts generated by minerals and waste                assess the validity and application of this of this policy    greater explanation in
                                       development outside the boundaries of sites.                      was being undertaken and may influence the wording of         supporting paragraph
                                                                                                         this policy and associated paragraphs.                        is added.
247/8       RMC(UK)         M3         The five year rule runs contrary to the basic principle of all    Disagree with comment. The policy makes provision for         No change.
                                       permissions being determined on their merits. It is an entirely exceptional circumstances starting "Unless there are
                                       arbitrary and subjective concept that should not be included overriding material considerations…."
                                       in a development plan. Cumulative and/or sequential impacts
                                       resulting from minerals and waste developments are quite
                                       capable of being considered at the individual application
                                       stage in the context of the relevant plan policies relating to
                                       particular environmental impacts (such as noise, dust, visual
                                       intrusion etc)
251/17      QPA             M3         Five Year Rule - this is not a viable concept to apply to a         Disagree with comment. In a highly urbanised area such      Part accept/part
                                       unitary authority such as Gateshead. Minerals can only be           as Gateshead, it is a vital concept to apply to a unitary   amend.
                                       dug where they naturally occur and by imposing a zone of            authority. It does apply to existing sites. The term
                                       influence(ZOI) this may inhibit nearby viable resources being       dynamic applies to areas covered, not time periods. An
                                       extracted. Para 13.8 states that a zone of influence cannot be      explanation of the term Zone of Influence has been
                                       defined because it is a dynamic concept and there is very           included in paragraph 13.6.
                                       little description of what a ZOI is. It is not clear whether this
                                       would apply to existing sites nor whether the ZOI will be a
                                       formal planning requirement in any future environmental
                                       appraisal of future sites. If a ZOI is supposed to be a dynamic
                                       concept why impose a minimum period of 5 years?QPA
                                       recommend that policy M3 is deleted.-


104/21      GONE            M3         The policy is unclear what constitutes a "nearly continuous"  Accept comment.                                                   Amended explanatory
                                       series of minerals and waste developments. Clarification is                                                                     text accompanying
                                       needed within the supporting text in terms of what would                                                                        policy.
                                       constitute a "nearly continuous" series of minerals and waste
                                       developments.
247/4       RMC(UK)         paragraph Zone of influence- delete these paragraphs - it is considered Disagree with comment. Zone of influence is a highly               No change.
                            s13.6-8   that the concept is redundant and that it is highly subjective in relevant concept in Gateshead.
                                      nature and impacts generated by minerals and waste
                                      development outside the boundaries of sites. However such
                                      impacts will be identified and mitigated in the course of
                                      preparing planning applications and /or environmental
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104/22      GONE            para 13.15 MPG7 para 86-96 provides guidance on financial provision         Accept objection.                                      Have amended
                                       for reclamation. It advises that only in exceptional                                                                    paragraph to reflect
                                       circumstances (see MPG7 paras 94-95) should bonds be                                                                    more accurately
                                       sought. The planning system is considered robust enough                                                                 advice in paragraphs
                                       through properly worded conditions and enforcement, if                                                                  86 to 96 of MPG7.
                                       necessary to achieve satisfactory site restoration and
                                       aftercare, and these considerations should also be reflected
                                       in para 13.15, which should be re-worded to reflect the
                                       guidance in MPG7.

247         RMC(UK)        para 13.15 See objection relating to M5-delete paragraph 13.15               See comments above. Paragraph 13.15 amended to             As above.
                                      beyond:"…aftercare and after-use of site."                        reflect more accurately guidance in MPG7.
247         RMC(UK)        M5         This policy contradicts advice given in paragraph 86 of MPG7      Disagree with comment but agree supporting text needs Amended supporting
                                      that policies seeking designation bonds should not be             to reflect more accurately text of paragraphs 94 and 95 of text for policy.
                                      included in development plans. No justification is put forward    MPG7.
                                      as to why circumstances in Gateshead justify a policy
                                      contrary to this advice. Delete policy M5.
81/49       English Nature M5         Support provision of secure appropriate financial provision for   None required                                          Support.
                                      after-use including wildlife creation and high standard of
                                      aftercare and management.
81/50       English Nature M5a        Where appropriate provision should also be made for               Accept comment.                                        Reference to geology
                                      maintenance , access and interpretation of geological                                                                    added.
                                      interest. Gateshead currently has very little recognised
                                      geological interest and mineral extraction sites may provide a
                                      valuable opportunity to demonstrate the geological heritage of
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247/1       RMC(UK)          M6          Both sites identified in this policy are well established sand         Disagree with comment. The plan is addressing the future No change.
                                         and gravel quarries and subject to longstanding planning               provision of sand and gravel in the Borough as there are
                                         permissions for the winning and working of minerals. Whilst            still reserves to be extracted form these sites. The sub
                                         this is useful information it is better conveyed in the                regional apportionment, whilst acknowledging that the
                                         supporting text as it merely identifies existing facilities, it does   landbank in Tyne and Wear was low , also stated that
                                         not "allocate" sites for sand and gravel extraction in the             there was a sufficient landbank regionally.
                                         manner envisaged by paragraph 59 of MPG6. It is also
                                         considered that the term "allocate" within the policy is
                                         misleading as it implies that the policy is addressing the
                                         future provision of sand and gravel within the Borough,
                                         whereas in reality it merely identifies existing operational
                                         units. Policy M6 should be deleted and paragraph 13.17
                                         revised as follows:" In the Borough, Blaydon Quarry and
                                         Crawcrook Quarry- the extent and location of which are
                                         identified by the Proposals Map."

251/4       QPA              paras     QPA supports the full environmental appraisal of future        As part of the RSS process, there will be stakeholder             No action required.
                             13.18 and mineral extraction scenarios being undertaken as part of the involvement in the exercise.
                             13.19     RSS but seeks assurances that it will be guaranteed a full
                                       consultation role .
85/7        Environment      M7        It is noted that this policy safeguards sand and gravel        Accept comment.                                                   Have amended
            Agency                     deposits but with particular reference to M7.5 there is no                                                                       supporting text to
                                       reference to the requirement to safeguard the immediately                                                                        explain this constraint
                                       adjacent SSSIs. Either the policy should be included in the
                                       policy or supporting text or clear cross reference made to the
                                       current policy for the protection of SSSIs. The views of
                                       English Nature should be sought.
568/4       Mrs Rippeth      M7          Safeguarded sites should be removed and included in M8           At this stage the requested changes to the UDP policy         No change.
                                         unacceptable areas of working.                                   cannot be made.
631/1       Durham           M7.5        Beamish Safeguarded Area - Object to land surrounding            Disagree with comment.                                        Explanation of what
            Wildlife Trust               Pockerley Farm pond and adjacent to Ridley Gill being                                                                          safeguarding means
                                         safeguarded for mineral extraction. Pockerly Farm is a SSSI                                                                    has been made more
                                         and has a population of Great Crested Newts. Under the                                                                         explicit in supporting
                                         habitat regulations, the pond and 500m radius around it are                                                                    text.
                                         protected. Ridley Gill is also a SSSI and extraction adjacent
                                         to it is likely to have an adverse effect on the SSSI. Therefore
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81/51       English Nature M7.5 & M8 Object to allocation of Beamish site for possible future sand     Disagree with comment.                                   Have added
                                     and gravel extraction and should be included as an area                                                                    explanation to
                                     unacceptable for working under policy M8.                                                                                  supporting text with
                                                                                                                                                                reference to Beamish.

104         GONE            Paras13.1 The text of these paras should be converted into a policy         Insert a new policy as suggested.                       New Policy MWR7
                            7-13.17.  commitment to maintain jointly the Tyne and Wear sand and                                                                 has been inserted.
                                      gravel landbank in conjunction with other planning authorities
                                      in the area.
247/2       RMC(UK)         paragraph This objection actually refers to paragraphs 13.18 to             Disagree with comment.                                  RAWP considers the
                            s 13.24-5 13.20.The Borough's approach to the future provision of                                                                   landbank to be low but
                                      aggregates bears no relation to paragraph 59 of MPG6 ie the                                                               acceptable Specific
                                      identification of specific areas, preferred area and/or areas of                                                          areas are identified.
                                      search. No justification is offered other than that this would be                                                         There has been no
                                      a retrograde step. Company acknowledges the review of                                                                     information from the
                                      aggregates provision being undertaken as part of RSS but is                                                               aggregates operators
                                      not aware of any exceptional circumstances that mean the                                                                  to assist in any
                                      plan cannot contain policies reflecting government policy. The                                                            identification.
                                      SEA/SA workshop concluded that the approach to                                                                            objection.
                                      aggregates provision did not appear to meet any of the
                                      sustainability objectives and generated a high degree of
                                      uncertainty with regard to its effects. The plan should provide
                                      a landbank over the period of the plan to (2016) plus 7 years
                                      after the plan period as advised by paragraphs 63 and 64 of
                                      MPG6).


247/16      RMC(UK)         M7.5 & M8 Site 7.3 Crawcrook East is considered by the company to be       It has been clarified with RMC(UK) that this actually    No change.
                                      subject to planning permission for the winning and working of    refers to Crawcrook East. Disagree with objection. The
                                      sand and grave l(ref CA 4451) and as such is unnecessarily       site boundary shown on the plan accords with the site
                                      included as a safeguarded site. Delete 7.3 Crawcrook East        boundary submitted by the operator in connection with
                                      from policy M7.                                                  the Review of Old Minerals Permissions under MPG14.




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136/2       Lafarge         M10 para   More weight should be given to the wharf against the           Accept comment.
            Aggregates      13.24      encroachment of encroaching incompatible uses- it should be
                                       safeguarded for the future supply of sand and gravel to the
                                       Tyne and Wear market as indicated by the key of Area Action
                                       Plan 5.The final sentence does not offer support to secure
                                       the continued and sustainable supply of marine aggregates/
                                       Suggest rewording of M10: "Gateshead Wharf will be
                                       safeguarded as a strategic and sustainable wharf for the
                                       landing of marine aggregates and will be protected from the
                                       encroachment of incompatible landuses that would
                                       compromise its efficient operation." The final sentence of
                                       para 13.24 should be removed and replaced by: " The wharf
                                       is a strategically important facility for both the Borough and
                                       Tyne and Wear and should be safeguarded and afforded
                                       protection from incompatible land uses encroaching upon the
                                       site."                                                                               Policy amended in
                                                                                                                            accordance with
                                                                                                                            suggested wording.
136/1       Lafarge         M10        The extent of the site as shown on the policy allocation is                          Proposals map
            Aggregates                 incorrect and needs to be extended west and south east.         Accept comment.      amended.
104/24      GONE            M13        The second sentence of the policy is unnecessary and should Accept comment.          Policy amended .
                                       be deleted. Any application to extract brick clay will need to
                                       be treated on its merits against relevant policies in the plan.

81/53       English Nature M14         Extraction from former waste tips and disused railway              Accept comment.   Paragraph to be
                                       embankments. Habitats, species or geological nature                                  firmed up by a
                                       conservation interests may exist on former waste tips and                            reference to the
                                       disused railway embankments. They also make significant                              assessment of
                                       contribution to the biodiversity of wildlife corridors. Where this                   ecological value at
                                       is the case the relevant nature conservation policies should                         point of consideration
                                       also be taken into account in considering applications.                              of planning application
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246/12      Uk Coal         para 13.31 The plan does not provide any certainty or framework within         Paragraph 13.31 explains that the Borough is underlain    No change.
            Mining                     which industry can make a planning application for opencast         by extensive shallow coal deposits which theoretically be
                                       coal. MPG3 requires LPAs to provide operators with                  subject to open cast coaling. The Proposals Map is an
                                       information on planning and environmental constraints. The          appropriate constraints map. The industry has not
                                       zone of influence adds further uncertainty. We request that         provided any information on its forward plans to enable
                                       the Proposals Map includes either a broad area of search or         the Council to assess the suitability of potential sites.
                                       the extent of the coalfield and the constraints within that area
                                       as indicated in paragraph 38 of MPG3. Paragraph 13.31 does
                                       not explain why it has not been possible to identify where
                                       opencast will or will not be acceptable.


236/7       Northumbrian    M16         NWL generally support policy M16 but would request           Accept comment.                                               Reference to sewage
            Water Ltd                   confirmation that sewage treatment works fall within the                                                                   treatment works added
                                        categories of development covered by this policy. They would                                                               to paragraph which
                                        request therefore that sewage treatment works are added to                                                                 lists the types of
                                        the list of facilities in paragraph 13.34                                                                                  facilities which may be
                                                                                                                                                                   needed to handle
                                                                                                                                                                   waste in the future.


76/2        Durham CC       M17         This policy fails to recognise the aspirations of regional self-   Agree                                                   Policy amended and
                                        sufficiency and the proximity principle set out in Waste                                                                   phrase "to deal with
                                        Strategy 2000.There may be occasions when taking waste                                                                     waste produced in
                                        from the locality represents the BPEO and is the most                                                                      Gateshead " deleted.
                                        sustainable option regardless of administrative boundaries.
                                        The approach taken in these policies also differs from the
                                        preferred approach in policies such as M24 and M25 where
                                        the source of the waste is not restricted to Gateshead.


233/2       Northumberlan M17           Should be in accordance with the regional waste strategy.          Agree will amend policy accordingly.                    Policy amended as
            d CC                        The policy specifically refers to waste produced in                                                                        above.
                                        Gateshead. This is contrary to regional spatial strategy and
                                        proximity principle.




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236/8       NWL             M17         NWL generally support policy M17 subject to the following:      Agree.                                                     Policy amended as
                                        the Borough Council's confirmation that M17 applies to all                                                                 above.
                                        sewage treatment works and clarification that the requirement
                                        that proposed facilities must demonstrate a "clearly
                                        established need to deal with waste produced in Gateshead"
                                        does not mean that it has to be entirely justified on the basis
                                        of waste produced in Gateshead but can serve a wider
                                        market. If not then NWL would object.

568/6       Mrs. Rippeth    para 13.48 Factual correction - Path Head - situation re:planning              Accept comment.                                         Have provided
                                       permission.                                                                                                                 updated information
                                                                                                                                                                   on Path Head in
                                                                                                                                                                   paragraph.
85          Environment     M19         The Agency object to that part of section 13 relating to land      Agree will amend policy accordingly.                    Policy MWR21 and
            Agency                      fill location. A policy should be included to ensure that the                                                              supporting text added
                                        requirements of the Agency's own groundwater protection                                                                    referring to these
                                        policies and landfill location policy (RGN3) and the Landfill                                                              matters.
                                        Regulations are met. Suggest inclusion of an additional
                                        policy.
568/7       Mrs Rippeth     M19         Amend policy -no further landfill sites                            The comments are duly noted and changes will be made No change - policy
                                                                                                           where considered appropriate.                        adequately addresses
                                                                                                                                                                the situation.

568/8       Mrs Rippeth     M20         Agricultural tipping                                               This comment will be carefully considered though the    No change.
                                                                                                           Borough needs to have some provision for agricultural
                                                                                                           improvement. The treatment of waste was discussed as a
                                                                                                           compromise.
76/3        Durham CC       M22         This policy fails to recognise the aspirations of regional self-   Agree                                                  Have deleted phrase "
                                        sufficiency and the proximity principle as set out in Waste                                                               there is a need to deal
                                        Strategy 2000.                                                                                                            with waste in
                                                                                                                                                                  Gateshead," from
                                                                                                                                                                  policy.
76/4        Durham CC       M26         Durham CC supports M26 particularly in regard to the               No action required.                                    No action required.
                                        provision of waste facilities as an integral part of new housing
                                        developments.




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104/25      GONE            M29        Conflicts with national (PPS22) and regional policy that           Deleted policy M29 and replaced with detailed policies      Added MWR32, MWR
                                       require a positive plan led approach. Insert regard to PPS22       and supporting text to conform with the Energy White        33,. MWR 34, MWR35
                                       and North East Renewable Energy Strategy. Energy White             Paper, regional renewable energy targets contribution to    and MWR36 and
                                       Paper targets insert into supporting text -10% of electricity to   national targets, PPS 22 companion guide, emerging          supporting text Chap
                                       be generated from renewable sources by 2010. Separate              RSS and PPS22. Added policies for general renewable         13. Revised STR20
                                       section of plan for energy.                                        energy MWR 32, onshore wind MWR33, biomass                  Chapter 4.
                                                                                                          MWR34, mini hydro- power MWR35, micro-renewables
                                                                                                          MWR36. Identified in supporting text the general location
                                                                                                          for wind turbine development i.e. to west of Borough as
                                                                                                          per North East Renewable Energy Strategy, not site
                                                                                                          specific supported by PPS22. Revised STR20.




104/25      GONE            M29        PPS22 support incorporate renewable energy projects in all         Added policy for integration of small scale renewable     Added MWR36 and
                                       new developments a of Policy 15 Merton Policy.                     energy and passive solar design into major development; supporting text
                                                                                                          with the requirement that at least 10% of predicted       Chapter 13.
                                                                                                          energy requirements for new build and conversion with a
                                                                                                          floorspace of 1,000m2 or 10 or more residential units,
                                                                                                          subject to the type of development proposed, its location
                                                                                                          and design. Policy is supported by emerging RSS Policy
                                                                                                          40c and regional research undertaken by TNEI.
                                                                                                          Anticipate that NEA will support a regional
                                                                                                          implementation strategy similar to London's renewable
                                                                                                          toolkit and which will be adopted by LPAs as an SPD to
                                                                                                          support development control and guide developers.


104/25      GONE            M29        RPG1 requires support of Combined Heat and Power.                  Incorporated reference to Combined Heat and Power into Added reference to
                                                                                                          Policy MWR36 and supporting text.                      criteria MWR36a and
                                                                                                                                                                 c and supporting text
                                                                                                                                                                 Chapter 13




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104/25      GONE            M29        RPG1 requires strengthening of energy efficiency GDC1 is     Added policy aligned to RSS MRW36: all new                Revised GDC1 xi
                                       inadequate.                                                  development or redevelopment of existing buildings        Chap 6 and added
                                                                                                    require measures to achieve high energy efficiency and    MWR36 and
                                                                                                    minimise consumption so that they achieve BREEAM and      supporting text
                                                                                                    Eco Homes very good or excellent rating. Referred to      Chapter 13.
                                                                                                    forthcoming Code for Sustainable Homes within
                                                                                                    supporting text of MWR36. Amended DC1 in line with the
                                                                                                    draft RSS Policy39b is located and designed to conserve
                                                                                                    energy and be energy-efficient so that they achieve
                                                                                                    BREEAM and Eco-Homes very good or excellent ratings.
                                                                                                    Reference made to planning systems support of revisions
                                                                                                    to Part L of building regulations in supporting text of
                                                                                                    MRW36. The UDP does not conform with the
                                                                                                    requirement of Draft RSS 39c.


80/13       English HeritageM29        The generation of power from renewable sources has the        Added policy criteria to MWR 32.                         Added criteria to
                                       potential to impact upon elements of the historic environment                                                          MWR32
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  CAPS         Objector       Policy
Reference       Name         Number                          Objection                                                 Response to objection                        Action Required
                                    Appendix does not contain detail relating to site at               Cartographic error. Delete from Proposals Map              Correct Proposals
                                    Sunderland Rd/Carlisle Street, indicated for housing                                                                          Map.
622/1       Concept 2000 Appendix 2 development
            House                   The Appendix is too prescriptive in terms of the potential         The percentage figures have been adjusted                  Appendix retained,
            Builders                number of lifetime and wheelchair homes.                                                                                      with amendments
124/18      Federation   Appendix 3
            George                  The Appendix is too prescriptive in terms of the potential         The percentage figures have been adjusted                  Appendix retained,
609/20      Wimpey       Appendix 3 number of lifetime and wheelchair homes.                                                                                      with amendments
18/2        Birtley Town Appendix Hazardous Installation - removal of hazardous installations          Statutory procedures to remove the consultation zone       No change.
            Council      10         consultation zone.                                                 are being underway and it is expected that at the time of
                                                                                                       re-deposit this procedure will have been completed and it
                                                                                                       will be possible to remove the site from the list of
                                                                                                       hazardous installations.
                           Appendix     Supports the inclusion of local indicators in Appendix 11      Noted                                                     Appendix retained
81/54       English Nature 11
                                        The targets under the objectives derived from the Integrated   Objective number 12 'To protect and enhance the            Redraft text.
                                        Regional Framework are now largely out of date. Set new        region's cultural heritage and diversity'. Amend to show
                                        targets.                                                       new EH BAR targets; cumulatively remove 32% of the
            English         Appendix                                                                   entries by 2004, 36% by 2005 and 40% by 2006.
80/         Heritage        11




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  CAPS         Objector       Policy                             Objection                                           Response to objection                        Action Required
Reference       Name         Number
                                        Glossary definition of English Nature. Amended wording
81/55       English Nature Glossary     suggested.                                                   Agreed. Make change.                                       Used EN's definition
                                        Omission in Glossary - add new definition for "Protected
81/56       English Nature Glossary     Species". Wording suggested.                                 Agreed. Make change.                                       Used EN's definition
                                        Glossary definition of ancient woodland is erroneous.        Change definition in glossary broadly as requested,
            Woodland                    Suggested rewording - "land that has been continuously       though using slightly different form of words from
660/13      Trust           Glossary    wooded since AD1600"                                         elsewhere (GONE).                                          Amend text in glossary
48/1        City of         Glossary    Omission in glossary of definition of Strategic Employment   Deleted policy ENV35 following outcome of joint study
            Sunderland                  Site and clarification of what site could comprise.          with South Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead
                                                                                                     Councils. Following detailed joint working between South
                                                                                                     Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead Council the
                                                                                                     preferred location of Sunderland Prestige Employment
                                                                                                     Site for 70-90ha site is an area of land within South
                                                                                                     Tyneside (bounded by the Fellgate estate, A194, A184(T)
                                                                                                     and Calf Close Burn has been recommended which will
                                                                                                     be incorporated within South Tyneside Area Action Plan.
                                                                                                     North Sunderland Prestige Employment site will
                                                                                                     accommodate major investors in growth sectors and
                                                                                                     prestige business cluster development within knowledge
                                                                                                     sectors of regional significance. Insert definition of
                                                                                                     prestige employment site as per RSS and rename in          Add Prestige
                                                                                                     terms of Tyne Wear Park. Insert reference to site in the   Employment Site to
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   CAPS     Objector          Policy                                Objection                             Response to objection                                         Action Required
Reference     Name           Number
85/29     Environment       Not policy   Omission of cross reference to all economic and housing          Too much detail to include in plan.                           No change.
          Agency            specific     allocations to contaminated land.
251/3     QPA               Not policy   More details should be provided where designations such as       Too much detail to include in plan. Where there are           Appropriate changes
                            specific     green corridors, open space etc; conflict with operational and   obvious conflicts eg Beamish Safeguarded site and             have been made to
                                         safeguarded sites and the wharf.                                 Gateshead Wharf amendments have been made to the              text of plan and
                                                                                                          plan. Paragraph 13.19 explains the situation in relation to   proposals map where
                                                                                                          Beamish and the SNCI, the proposals map has been              there are particular
                                                                                                          amended to clarify the situation in relation to Gateshead     issues.
                                                                                                          Wharf and the accessible natural greenspace
                                                                                                          designation.

                          Not policy
                          specific
57/4        Heather Evans (p8.31)        Supporting policy                                                Note support                                                  No action
595/1       Gateshead     Map            Inclusion in Urban Design Framework in Inset Plan.               Accept - Urban Design Framework superseded by other           Delete Urban Design
            Sea Cadets -                                                                                  work and boundary to be deleted                               Framework boundary
            Pipewellgate                                                                                                                                                from Proposals Map
                                         Appendix 5, Objective 12. In order to be comprehensive, the Spoken with consultants- Baseline data finalised so not            Consultants informed
                                         baseline for heritage assets should also include conservation possible to incorporate recommended changes.
                                         areas, Historic Parks and Gardens, Registered Battlefields
            English                      and entries on the Sites and Monuments Record.
            Heritage        SEA/SA
            English                      Appendix 4, Objective 12. The targets and indicators in this     Amended targets using up-to-date BAR targets                  Consultants informed
            Heritage        SEA/SA       Appraisal Framework are now time-expired.
                                         Page 113, Overall Commentary. Gibside is a complex within        Added to the overall commentary a reference to the listed Consultants informed
            English                      which there are also listed buildings and scheduled              buildings and scheduled monuments within Gibside.
            Heritage        SEA/SA       monuments.
                                         Page 38, Policy ENV11. This policy would benefit from          Add sentence referring to the biodiversity importance of        Consultants informed
            English                      reference to the biodiversity importance of Historic Parks and Historic Parks and Gardens in the supporting text. (as
            Heritage        SEA/SA       Gardens.                                                       suggested by the SEA/SA)
                                         Page 38, Policy ENV10. Appraisal states that there is no         Agree. Amended the text.                                      Consultants informed
                                         relationship between this policy and any sustainability
                                         objective. Amend results to indicate that access to historic
            English                      buildings will have a positive impact on their sustainability.
            Heritage        SEA/SA




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